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Marriage is a partnership. Like any partnership, it is vital for partners to share their values and understand each other’s expectations. Crafting a prenuptial agreement is a beneficial way to do that. While these agreements are often seen as a way to simplify divorce, they also provide an opportunity to lay a strong foundation of mutual understanding for a marriage, which may prevent divorce.

Prenuptial agreements are significant for individuals with high net worth or who are creating a blended family. However, a prenup can be valuable for any couple that wants to enter marriage with clarity about values, rights, and responsibilities.

At Law Offices of Andreas Vasilatos, we help our clients identify, articulate, and resolve issues of concern before entering marriage so they can begin a new life together with confidence.

Schedule a consultation with one of our Queens, New York prenuptial and postnuptial agreement attorneys at Law Offices of Andreas Vasilatos by contacting us at (855) 773-1166.

How Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements Work

To be enforceable, a New York prenuptial agreement must be in writing, signed by the intended spouses, and executed before a notary public before the marriage; it then becomes effective upon the marriage. 

Like any contract, a prenuptial agreement in New York requires that the parties entered into it voluntarily (not due to fraud or under duress), that the parties be legally and mentally competent to enter a contract, and that the agreement not be unconscionable (grossly unfair). 

Prenuptial agreements deal primarily with financial issues. However, unlike other states, New York does allow provisions regarding the care, custody, and support of children. To enforce such provisions, a court must find they are in the children’s best interest.

Prenuptial agreements are especially beneficial for future spouses who:

  • Have significant wealth or a significant disparity in wealth
  • Have an interest in a family business or other assets from their family of origin that they want to keep separate from the marriage
  • Have children from a prior marriage or prior relationship whose inheritance they want to protect

A prenuptial agreement must be executed before marriage, but occasionally, an unforeseen issue arises after marriage that needs to be addressed. In those circumstances, a postnuptial agreement is an option.

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Legal Counsel in Negotiating & Drafting New York Prenuptial Agreements

Whether making a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, each party needs to have the counsel of an experienced New York matrimonial attorney. An attorney can negotiate on your behalf and explain the implications of each agreement provision, ensuring that you fully understand your contractual rights and obligations. 

However, spouses or future spouses cannot be represented by the same attorney in postnups or prenups due to a conflict of interest; the interests of one party may be contrary to those of the other.

In the case of a prenup, the agreement should be drafted, reviewed, and signed well before the wedding. Otherwise, if one spouse later needs a court to enforce the agreement, the other might argue that it was made under duress, that they were pressured to sign under the threat that the impending wedding might otherwise be called off.

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Benefits of New York Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements 

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are increasingly gaining popularity among couples as valuable tools for asset protection and future planning. These agreements provide a clear roadmap for asset division and financial responsibilities, bringing certainty to both parties. 

They can safeguard individual property brought into the marriage, clearly define responsibility for preexisting and future debt, and minimize potential disputes and lengthy legal battles in the event of divorce. They can also establish transparent financial arrangements and expectations and protect family businesses, professional practices, and children from previous relationships.

Because these contracts require full financial disclosure by both parties, they can build trust and provide peace of mind and stability for spouses.

At Law Offices of Andreas Vasilatos, we are experienced matrimonial attorneys who work to protect clients’ interests in the drafting or reviewing of prenups and postnups. Moreover, unlike many family law attorneys, we are seasoned litigators. If an agreement needs to be enforced or challenged in court, we are well-equipped to advocate effectively for your position. 

Discuss your needs with a Queens, New York prenuptial/postnuptial agreement attorney by contacting us at (855) 773-1166 today. 

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