Protecting The Future With Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements
Filing for a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can be an awkward time for a couple. However, it is in both parties’ best interests to form and sign this agreement to prevent further headache and heightened cost down the road, should any problems within the relationship arise.
It is imperative that you hire a professional, detailed attorney to ensure that the documents are airtight and will hold up in court if needed.
I am Staten Island prenuptial agreements lawyer Kurt Richards, and I have worked with more than 3,000 family law clients in more than 25 years who have seen a successful end to their family law case.
Requirements For A Prenup
In order for a New York prenuptial to be valid, both parties need to be portrayed clearly and honestly within the agreement. There must be full disclosure of all assets. If something is left out of the agreement, it could be thrown out. Additionally, this agreement must be made and signed with care in mind. The signing of the prenuptial should happen well before the marriage, showing the courts that you were mindful in your choices, not hasty. Both sides should be represented by separate legal counsel.
Why Get A Postnuptial Agreement?
Postnuptial agreements suit married couples who sense that perhaps their relationship may be moving in a different direction than they originally anticipated. This lays the foundation for the terms of the divorce, should the need arise. This agreement follows the same requirements as a prenuptial agreement; separate legal counsel and full disclosure must be made.
Contact My Firm For Straightforward Advice
While it may be uncomfortable to put your preferences and thoughts in writing, the truth is that such a move can help you and your spouse (or soon-to-be spouse) clarify what your shared goals will be. For more information, I invite you to call my firm, Kurt T. Richards, P.C., at 718-720-1000 or send me an email to schedule a
free initial consultation.