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Nassau County Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer

With money often being the biggest sticking point in a marriage, formalizing the arrangement of financial obligations to the marriage can remove a lot of the stress. Whereas prenups must be done before the happy couple walks down the aisle or stands before a justice of the peace, a postnuptial agreement is done after the wedding day but before filing for divorce. Either way, it gives the couple the power to determine what is marital property or what would happen to their assets if they decide to file to terminate their marriage. If you’re interested in drafting either of these, please don’t hesitate to speak with a seasoned Nassau County prenuptial agreement lawyer from the Law Offices of Eyal Talassazan, P.C. to explore your option.

Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer?

If you are considering drafting a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, it is imperative that you have a knowledgeable Nassau County family lawyer in your corner. These documents need to meet strict standards to be considered valid and enforceable in the eyes of the law, and an attorney can ensure you meet those requirements. Without a lawyer, you run the risk of having a prenuptial agreement that has no legal standing. For a prenup to be considered valid in New York, it must meet the following standards:

  • There must be full disclosure of assets
  • The agreement must be entered into without evidence of fraud or coercion/duress
  • The agreement must be fair and just to both parties
  • Both parties must retain separate attorneys
  • The agreement must be signed

What Can I Outline in a Prenuptial Agreement in NYS?

You can outline a broad scope of issues in your prenuptial agreement, including the following:

  • What will happen with certain assets in the event of a divorce
  • Terms regarding alimony/spousal support payments
  • Terms regarding who will be responsible for pre-marriage debt

You should understand, however, that any terms regarding child custody, support, or visitation may not be outlined in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement; these issues must be handled at the time of the divorce.

What Is The Purpose Of A Postnup?

A postnup is similar to a prenup in a variety of ways in that both formalize the financial foundation of a couple. But the timing of a postnup provides certain benefits to those who choose to have an attorney like me draft one that is concise and binding. These contracts can provide peace of mind for the following reasons:

  • It can remove financial stress from marriage and allow them to focus on other things.
  • It can provide the groundwork for how to manage estate administration or probate.
  • It can specify that student loans or other debts accrued by the husband or wife are not the obligations of both of them.
  • It can determine who gets what asset if the couple chooses to divorce or formally separate.
  • It can address financial issues that present themselves as the marriage evolves over time.

Contact a Garden City Family Law Attorney

Whether you’re looking to draft a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, you can have confidence in turning to the Law Offices of Eyal Talassazan, P.C. for guidance. Contact our firm today.

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