No one who gets married expects to get divorced. However, divorce is a possibility for all couples in New York, and there is nothing wrong with protecting yourself now from what could occur in the future.
At Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C., in Queens, we believe strongly in the benefits of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. We can help you draft an agreement that will protect you when you need it most.
Do You Need A Prenup?
Many people believe that only wealthy people can benefit from a prenuptial agreement. While it’s true that wealthy individuals may want to consider a prenup, they are not the only ones. A prenup can protect you if you are expecting to receive an inheritance or if your partner has a substantial amount of debt that you don’t want to be liable for. If you are considering a prenup, our lawyers can assess your situation and help you make a decision.
How Does A Prenup Work?
Prenuptial agreements allow you and your partner to decide how your assets will be divided should you get divorced in the future. They may also address spousal support.
The most important aspect of a prenuptial agreement is whether it will hold up in court if you need it to. Our attorneys know what makes a good prenup as well as what makes a bad one. We will do everything in our power to ensure that yours will be approved by a judge, including making sure that:
- It was signed well before your wedding
- The terms are enforceable and conscionable
- Both spouses had time to review it
- Both spouses received complete information
- Neither spouse was pressured into signing it
What Is The Difference Between A Prenup And A Postnup?
The only difference between a prenuptial agreement and a postnuptial agreement is that a postnuptial agreement is signed after the marriage.