Postnuptial Agreements in New York

What Is a Postnuptial Agreement?

A postnuptial agreement is a legally binding contract between two spouses that is created after they are already married. Like a prenuptial agreement, this contract would be used to settle the couple’s affairs and assets in the event of a divorce or separation. It may spell out how the couple’s property will be divided, who will get custody of the children, how much spousal support will be awarded, etc. When creating a postnuptial agreement, both spouses should hire their own legal representation.

Why Would a Married Couple Create a Postnuptial Agreement?

A married couple may choose to create a postnuptial agreement for a number of different reasons. For example, they are used by some marriage therapists and attorneys to promote harmony in a troubled marriage. Other times, married couples will create a postnuptial agreement to help resolve issues in their marriage by removing a source of disagreement over finances, assets, children, chores, etc.

Another reason why some couples will enter into a postnuptial agreement is to account for a change in the financial status of one or both spouses. Changing careers, receiving an inheritance, experiencing a change in investment income or selling a business are all potential reasons for creating a postnuptial agreement. For some, this agreement can help manage conflict and deflect a possible divorce. We can give you suggestions about how to have this discussion.

Call Lois Brenner for Help with Your Postnuptial Agreement

If you are interested in creating a postnuptial agreement, it is highly recommended that you consult our New York matrimonial lawyer, Lois M. Brenner, Esq. Backed by 35 years of experience and a long list of satisfied clients, Lois and our divorce team can offer the guidance you need. In fact, she has even been featured as a family law expert on highly acclaimed television programs like Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and CNN. Call us now to learn more about your options.

Want to consider a postnuptial agreement? Call Lois M. Brenner, Esq. today at (646) 663-4546.

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