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Prenuptial Agreements and Divorce

A recent American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers noted that there's been a 62% spike in people getting prenuptial agreements. The same study found that a lot more women are requesting prenups. These agreements give you the opportunity to protect property that you have when you get married such as a business, a piece of real estate, as well as other assets. In addition, many prenups give you the opportunity to protect any appreciation of those assets regardless of whether the appreciation is due to market forces or due to your efforts.

Prenups also frequently define the terms of spousal support, commonly known as alimony, and referred to as maintenance in New York State. If you do not set down terms of alimony in an agreement, then you will have to contend with the sometimes burdensome maintenance laws.

I can draft a prenuptial agreement that protects your assets and meets all of your objectives in the event of a divorce.

How does a Prenuptial Agreement work?

Prenuptial agreements are agreements a couple might sign prior to marriage. These agreements largely address financial rights and obligations in the event of a divorce. Oftentimes a couple might enter into this agreement to: protect assets an individual has prior to the marriage, outline the division of marital assets, protect one's inheritance, determine spousal support, address the estate rights of a surviving spouse among other things.
Are there things that prenuptial agreements do not protect?

Prenuptial agreements can be a great tool to protect an individual's assets in the case of divorce; however, there are certain things a prenuptial agreement cannot address in the state of New York. Prenuptial agreements cannot: address issues with child custody or child support. Any such clause in a prenuptial agreement that attempts to address these issues will not be enforceable in the state of New York.

Prenups start at a flat rate of $1300.

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