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Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements Attorney From Queens To Manhattan: Most couples who think about getting married never consider getting a prenuptial agreement. We often hear people express the feeling that this sort of agreement is in bad taste or that they know that they will never break up so why have an agreement. The truth is that there are many situations and circumstances in which a prenuptial agreement can save both parties from a lot of heartache and headache in the future.

For example, if there is a big difference in how much money you and your partner earn, a prenuptial agreement can help to protect the assets of the partner with more or help to make sure that the partner with less is provided for in case the marriage breaks up. If you are remarrying, a prenuptial agreement, together with a good estate plan, can help to ensure that your assets are distributed how you would like them to be, not according to statute.

Prenuptial Agreements

Similarly, if you are marrying someone who carries a lot of debt, a prenuptial agreement can help protect you against having to answer for these debts if the marriage is dissolved as well as many other reasons. New York allows couples to make these same decisions after you are married as well; this is called a post-nuptial agreement. A post-nuptial agreement, just like a prenuptial agreement, can allow the parties to decide custody, alimony, division of property and assets and any other issues that could eventually be contested in a divorce.

If you are considering getting married, or are already married, but are concerned about what the future holds in the case of a divorce, we can help you to decide if a prenuptial agreement or a post-nuptial agreement is right for you.

Nowadays, a sad reality has began to be evident. This reality is that the divorce rate today is over 50%. What this means is that people cannot get to excited over a marriage and assume everything will go smooth. People must be fiscally responsible and prepare themselves financially for a possible future break-up. It’s simple, patrons must realize that a big chance exists that their marriage will end up in a divorce and they require a prenuptial agreement to protect themselves.

We would like to advise you that the information on our web site is general information regarding NY laws. Nothing contained herein constitutes the formal rendering of legal advice, nor can the creation of an attorney/client relationship be formed by merely reading this information. The law can be quite complex and nuanced and is constantly changing.