New York Law Journal, June 21, 2023 ●
Summer is, or should be, a time for all things beautiful. Part of that beauty is encapsulated in the joy of summer, non-professional reading. But if there was ever a case to be made that professional reading should be added to your summer reading list, look no further than Judge Jeffrey A. Goodstein’s page turning decision in LSS v. MS, Sup. Ct. Nassau Cty. (NYLJ May 19, 2023).
The decision, which is factually intricate, and replete with poignant legal analysis, reads like a short story—a marriage story, in fact, although without the suffocating cliches that permeate Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story.”
Indeed, this marriage story involved a 47-month marriage with two parties who entered the marriage with “significant assets,” and, among other things, a dispute over $1,230 worth of electronics purchased from Best Buy. But that is not the subject of this article, although that aspect of the litigation is, believe it or not, addressed in the decision.
The decision reminds divorce lawyers that we cannot control what happens after a prenuptial agreement is signed. Life happens after a prenuptial agreement is signed, and LSS v. MS shows what can happen as a consequence of disregarding the mandate of a prenuptial agreement.
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