Why are Postnuptial Agreements on the Rise?

By Barkat Law Firm

One way to avoid the potential of a drawn out conflict in a divorce is to have a Postnuptial agreement in place. Half of the lawyers surveyedlast year by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers cited an increase in Postnuptial Agreements. The Wall Street Journal gives 3 reasons why.


Dividing Pension Plans and other Retirement Assets

By Barkat Law Firm

  Pensions and retirement plans are frequently a source of dispute in contested divorce cases. A common solution in dividing pension plans or other retirement assets is that the non-vested spouse receives a pro rata share of the marital portion of the pension. For example, Wendy starts working in 1990, in 2000 she marries Harry,  … Read more


3 Ways To Come Across As A Credible Witness

By Barkat Law Firm

Credibility can play an important role in determine the outcome of your case. If testimony from either party comes across as improbable or unreasonable it can seriously harm your chances of getting what you want. Since opposing counsel is going to do everything in their power to demean your reliability it is essential for you  … Read more


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