I live in NY State. I have been married for about 14 years and have one child, 9 years old. My husband served me divorce papers this year on the grounds of “cruel and inhuman treatment.” Last year, I signed a Post Marital Agreement. I am employed for the past three or four years; however, I accumulated enormous debt (to a tune of 55000 dollars). Is this post-marital agreement valid, and thus I will become ineligible for the house (which is in his name) and his retirement benefits?
I can’t tell you whether the agreement you signed is legally enforceable without reviewing it. Did you have legal counsel when you signed it? Did you understand the terms of the agreement? Did your husband to coerce you sign it against your will?
You must consult an attorney experienced in divorce matters in your area to
review the agreement and discuss the issue further. If you are located in the NYC metro area, please call me at 212-370-1660 to discuss the matter at greater length.
DO NOT SIGN ANY MORE PAPERS WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING A LAWYER!
Leonard Weiner, Esq. Divorce Solutions