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Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements in New York

Why You Should Protect Your Interests Before Saying “I Do”

The reality is that one in almost two first marriages will end in divorce. For second and third marriages, the divorce rate is even higher. According to legal and financial experts, having a prenuptial agreement is often a smart financial decision. A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two soon-to-be-wed people that spells out a number of important things, such as how assets will be distributed in the event of divorce or death, and many other factors, depending on your needs.

If you fall into some of the following categories, you may want to consider a prenup:

  • You have premarital assets, such as real estate or pension plans you want to keep separate
  • You own all or part of a business or professional practice
  • You have children and/or grandchildren you want to protect
  • One of you is considerably wealthier or earns more than the other
  • You anticipate that you will be receiving a sizable inheritance
  • You are taking care of loved ones, such as elderly parents
  • You will be making sacrifices to support your spouse’s career
  • You anticipate an income increase because of a business venture
  • You are pursuing a career in a potentially lucrative profession

Approaching the Subject with Your Future Spouse

So how does one begin to discuss this touchy subject? It is advisable to do it as early as possible. The mention of a prenup shouldn’t come as a surprise if you and your future spouse have been open with each other throughout the relationship. By talking it over, you can let your soon-to-be spouse know that protecting property is important. We can help you.

You can offer something in exchange for the property you wish to protect. Both individuals can cover various assets and craft ways to be fair with each other. It can be arranged so that both parties get something positive out of the agreement. Second, be honest. You have to be real about why you want the prenuptial agreement. It may very well be the best way to begin a healthy marriage.

How We Can Help

If you would like to discuss the possible advantages and logistics of creating a prenuptial agreement with a New York matrimonial lawyer, we encourage you to schedule an initial consultation with the team at Lois M. Brenner, Esq. Our firm has been serving and protecting NYC families for more than 35 years, and, unlike any other divorce attorney, Lois M. Brenner is able to draw from decades of experience and use her medical expertise in interpersonal psychology to work toward the positive outcome you desire.

To learn more about prenuptial agreements, call Lois M. Brenner, Esq. today at (646) 663-4546.

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