A prenuptial agreement is a contract that you enter into with your intended spouse prior to your marriage. While it is certainly not “romantic” to negotiate a prenuptial agreement, it is increasingly important in this era of second marriages and “blended” families to ensure that your rights are protected in the event of a divorce. Prenuptial agreements deal with the financial consequences of divorce and can cover such topics as the division of property and spousal maintenance payments. I can help you decide if a prenuptial agreement is advisable for you and your intended spouse.
Prenuptial agreements have become more commonplace in recent years. If you have substantial premarital assets, or you own a business, a prenuptial agreement can ensure that you retain full control over your premarital assets and/or business in the event of a divorce. Additionally, if you are remarrying, a prenuptial agreement may be essential to protect your premarital home, as well as provide for your children from a prior marriage or relationship. Prenuptial agreements may also protect a spouse from paying premarital debts of their spouse during their marriage, or in the event of a divorce.
Michael A. Cohen can help couples in New York determine if a prenuptial agreement is appropriate for them as well as draft an agreement that will both meet your needs and hold up in court in the event of a divorce. To determine if a prenuptial agreement is appropriate for you, call 516-280-6806