Prenuptial Agreements Attorney In Nassau County
Signing a prenuptial agreement does not mean you expect your marriage to fail. It means that you want to set your own ground rules about the legal partnership you are entering into through marriage.
Wealth protection is not the only reason someone might choose to get a prenuptial agreement. Regardless of why you are considering drafting or signing a premarital agreement, it is important that you consult with a lawyer — as these are binding contracts.
At my law office in Nassau County, I can protect your rights during prenuptial and postnuptial agreement negotiations. Having limited my law practice to matrimonial and family law for over 40 years, I have drafted prenuptial agreements for people with modest means as well as business owners and high net worth individuals. To schedule a consultation to discuss your concerns, please call 516-441-7432.
Do You Need A Prenuptial Agreement?
Prenuptial agreements set expectations for property division and spousal support in the event of a divorce. They do not address child custody or support.
In order to be valid and enforceable, a prenuptial agreement must be voluntarily signed by both parties, among other requirements. Work with an attorney to ensure that your prenuptial agreement is binding and that it protects your interests.
Some couples in New York choose to create prenuptial or postnuptial agreements to keep their assets or debts separate. This can be useful when the assets individuals are bringing into a marriage are very unbalanced, or one party has a family business, professional practice or family heirloom that he or she wishes to protect from the uncertainty and risk of divorce.
Others use prenuptial agreements as an estate planning measure, in order to retain assets for their children from previous relationships.
Do You Need A Postnuptial Agreement?
Postnuptial agreements are similar to prenuptial agreements, except they are created after a wedding rather than before one. The reasons for creating a postnuptial agreement may vary. Often, one spouse acquires property during the marriage that he or she wants to ensure stays in his or her family.
In other cases, a wife leaves the workforce to become a stay-at-home mother and would like additional property or spousal support in the event of a divorce, due to her reduced earning potential.
Schedule A Consultation
If you are seeking a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, please contact me online or call 516-441-7432 to learn how I can help.
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