Don't sign a prenuptial agreement until you have a family law attorney
review what you are signing. Be sure to get what you are entitled to!
Many couples got engaged over the holidays. Often, a couple about to enter
a marriage will go to an attorney to have a prenuptial agreement drafted.
A prenuptial agreement forces couples to have in-depth conversations about
uncomfortable but significant marital issues. Money matters, in what religion
you plan to raise your children, family business ownership, and planning
for inheritance are just a few important topics that are brought to the
These agreements can be fair when the people are reasonable. Speak now
or forever hold your peace. You will learn a lot about your spouse’s
generosity and reasonableness from what’s proposed in a prenuptial
It’s important to keep in mind whoever selects the attorney to draft
the agreement may have an advantage. That is why the other party should
take the draft to an attorney of their choosing to carefully review the
agreement and protect their interests. It’s important to discuss
and be aware of what a spouse would be entitled to in the event of a divorce
without such an agreement and what you could be giving up.
When a client asks me to review a prenuptial agreement that has been drafted
by an attorney chosen by their partner, I look very carefully not only
at what has been included, but also at what has been excluded!
When I review prenuptial agreements, I often find some very important issues
are left out:
1. estate rights
2. spousal support
3. marital property
4. share of a business or professional practice
5. income during marriage
6. possession of the marital residence
It’s also important to know what you as a spouse would normally be
entitled to in a divorce and what you are being asked to give up in the
If you are about to sign a prenuptial agreement and want a thorough review
to ensure all your rights are protected in case of divorce, call me.
I have been drafting and reviewing prenuptial agreements for over 35 years
and can ensure you are protected.
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I look forward to reviewing your prenuptial agreement!
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Call New York Divorce Lawyer Lois Brenner now to have your prenuptial agreement reviewed!