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Beware! Don't Sign That Prenuptial Agreement Until...


Don’t sign that prenuptial agreement until you have an experienced family law attorney review what you are signing. Be sure to get what you are entitled to, not just what is important to your fiance!

Many couples are getting married now that the pandemic has eased up. 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, division of property, and planning for inheritance are just a few important topics that are brought to the forefront.

These agreements can be fair when the people are reasonable. You will learn a lot about your spouse’s generosity and reasonableness from what’s proposed in a prenuptial agreement.

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 agreement.

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.

All our FREE 1 HOUR CONSULTATIONS are discreetly and conveniently conducted virtually to reduce risk.

I look forward to reviewing your prenuptial agreement!

For those of you who want me to draft an agreement, call me too! I can draft an agreement that protects you and what you are entitled to should divorce occur in your future!

Stay healthy and safe!

Warm regards,

Call New York Divorce Lawyer Lois Brenner for all your prenuptial needs!
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