Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreement Attorneys on Long Island
Protecting Your Rights in Nassau County
A prenuptial agreement, also known as a prenup, is a contract between two people prior to getting married. The agreement can protect assets and provide guidelines in regard to issues that may arise should a marriage end in divorce. A postnuptial agreement offers the same protection as a prenup – the only difference is that a postnuptial agreement is created after the parties have been married.
These days, more and more couple are choosing to create prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. If you are interested in drafting one of these agreements, we recommend retaining trusted legal counsel to ensure the agreement truly protects your rights and is legally binding. At The Pickney Law Firm, our Long Island prenuptial agreement attorneys know what goes into a strong prenup and can help you draft one that reflects your needs and goals.
What You Can & Cannot Include in a Prenup
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements may not be particularly romantic, but they are certainly practical. Many couples benefit tremendously from having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in place.
A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can:
- Provide for the future division of assets
- Distinguish separate property
- Protect your business
- Provide numerous terms and provisions specifically tailored to the parties’ needs
- Protect inheritances and heirlooms
- Decrease the chances that one day there will be a contested divorce
- Protect you from your spouse’s debts
These agreements are extremely versatile and easily personalized to each party’s unique needs. There are, however, a few things you cannot include in your pre- or postnuptial agreement.
You may not address or include:
- Anything illegal
- Child custody and child support decisions
- Provisions encouraging divorce or providing a financial incentive for divorce
- Personal preferences, such as who must complete certain chores, where you will spend holidays, how children will be raised, etc.
The Pickney Law Firm is happy to help you draft a legally binding prenup or postnuptial agreement. Our Long Island prenuptial agreement lawyers serve clients throughout Nassau County.
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