Unfortunately, there is a major stigma against prenuptial agreements when a couple gets engaged. Getting married is a very exciting time but it also means that the couple is about to merge everything they have accrued separately. One of the ways that a couple can keep their assets separate despite being married is through a prenuptial agreement. This is not a sentence for divorce in any way. However, if the couple does end up getting divorced, they will be able to do so much easier than they would have if they had to separate all of their assets.
It is important that prenuptial agreements are valid. Some of the requirements for an enforceable prenuptial agreement in NY include:
- The document must be in writing
- The document must be signed voluntarily
- The document must be accompanied by a full financial disclosure
- The terms must be fair and just
- The document must be signed before a notary
Prenuptial agreements can only include certain information. They can only decide on financial matters, not on any matters related to current or future children, such as child custody or support. They can discuss spousal support, division of assets, and the future of retirement plans.
If you have questions about prenuptial agreements, contact us today.
Peter V. Mandi, Esq. is an experienced divorce and family law attorney located in Bohemia, New York. If you require strong and dedicated legal representation in Long Island, New York, contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. today for a free consultation.