Queens Lawyers Design Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Protecting your assets in case your marriage ends
A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement may not be a romantic subject, but it is something that you should consider if you have substantial assets that would be at risk in a divorce. A prenuptial agreement, or “prenup,” is a contract signed by the future spouses before their marriage. A prenuptial agreement commonly includes provisions for division of property and spousal support in the event of divorce.
A postnuptial agreement, on the other hand, is a contract executed after a couple marries to settle their affairs in the event of a divorce. Like a prenuptial agreement, a postnuptial agreement typically includes provisions for division of property and alimony in the event of divorce. The Queens County divorce attorneys at Sager Gellerman Eisner Attorneys at Law help you draft a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement to protect your wealth.
A prenuptial agreement must be drafted with care
You should retain an experienced family law attorney to draft your prenuptial agreement. If the process is mishandled, the agreement could be unenforceable. For instance, if you enter into a prenuptial agreement without fully disclosing material facts about your assets and income to your spouse, the agreement is likely to be invalid. Our Queens County attorneys help you design a solid agreement that meets your asset-protection goals.
What can and cannot be in a postnuptial agreement
Many people are not aware that New York law allows you to contract with your spouse after the marriage to set the terms of division of marital property and spousal support in the event of a divorce. A postnuptial agreement, like a prenuptial agreement, must be in writing and signed by both spouses.
A postnuptial agreement is invalid if it would leave a spouse dependent on public assistance after a divorce. Also, issues relating to children, including child support and visitation, cannot be included in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Our Nassau County attorneys draft prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that fully comply with the letter of the law.
Contact our prenuptial and postnuptial agreement attorneys to shield your assets
The attorneys at Sager Gellerman Eisner Attorneys at Law help you protect your hard-earned assets in the event of a divorce. We are particularly sensitive to the issues surrounding prenuptial and postnuptial agreements involving professionals and high-net-worth individuals. You can reach us through our online contact form or call us at 347.625.1038 for a consultation. From our offices in Queens and Forest Hills, we serve clients in Nassau and Queens Counties and the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.