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Don't Sign That Prenuptial Agreement Until...


Don’t sign that prenuptial agreement until you have a knowledgeable family law attorney review what you are signing. Become educated, know what you are entitled to, and don’t give away any of your rights!

There is lots of love and excitement in the air right now! Many couples will be getting married in June, especially having waited for a year or more for the pandemic to subside and for the restrictions to lift.

Many couples are considering a prenuptial agreement. These days, couples about to enter a marriage will discuss prenuptial agreements and 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, the 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 forefront.

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 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 drafted by their partner’s attorney, 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 prenuptial 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!

Stay healthy and safe!

Warm regards,

Call New York Divorce Lawyer Lois Brenner now to have your prenuptial agreement reviewed!

Lois Brenner can review your prenuptial agreement in time for your June wedding!

Call 212.734.1551