Prenuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements in NY
It is safe to say that most people do not enter into a marriage with divorce on their mind. It is often a misconception that a prenuptial agreement is a piece of paper that means divorce will eventually occur. In fact, many couples sign prenuptial agreements and they lead happy marriages that never end in a divorce. It is not uncommon though for two people to part ways or change their minds later on down the road – it happens.
A prenuptial and post-nuptial agreement can help to protect any and all of your current and future assets in case a divorce does occur. When you work with our divorce attorney, you will receive a skillfully drafted agreement that takes your current and future assets into consideration along with your rights.
We will work closely with you to ensure that your prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements are easy to read and understand, so that there are no questions later on down the road. If you would like to discuss your options with our Staten Island and Queens divorce lawyer, call our office today.
Prenuptial Agreements in NY
Prenuptial agreements are drafted and signed prior to getting married. It is important that you talk the prenuptial agreement over with your spouse, as no one can be forced to sign it. Many people in NY do consider these types of agreements and you are not alone. Some of the reasons why you may want to consider a prenuptial agreement is:
- You are getting married a subsequent time
- You are marrying someone who does not bring any significant assets to the marriage
- People who are marrying into the family do not have significant assets or property
- You have a lot of wealth you want to protect
- You have children from a previous marriage
A prenuptial agreement will come into play if your marriage ends in a divorce. All of your assets and wealth that was acquired PRIOR to the marriage will continue to be yours and your spouse will not have any claims to it, as long as there is a signed prenuptial agreement in place.
Post-Nuptial Agreements in NY
A post-nuptial agreement is different than a prenuptial agreement and it is drafted while the marriage is in process. Someone may choose to have a post-nuptial agreement drawn up to help protect a change in their financial status or assets. In addition, if a person is considering divorce, they may ask that a post-nuptial agreement be drafted.
If you are interested in a post-nuptial agreement, it is important for you to learn about your rights and what can and cannot be included in the agreement.
A prenuptial and post-nuptial agreement can change your future and it is important that you know what each one means for you and your assets. If you would like to speak with a skilled and experienced divorce attorney, contact Divorce Lawyer NY today for a FREE consultation.