Quick Brooklyn Prenuptial Attorneys | Best Brooklyn Postnuptial Lawyers + Verified Reviews + The Louis Law Firm, PLLC | Law Offices of Akram Louis

Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements

Before you say, “I do”, you have to think about a marriage as an economic partnership. If the marriage does not work out and either you or your spouse decides to file for divorce or separation in the future, the assets, debts, and retirement accounts will have to be divided pursuant to New York State Law. Your spouse may even be entitled to alimony. However, you can protect yourself and your assets with a prenuptial agreement drafted and executed before you get married.

Many people assume that prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are only for the wealthy, but that is not true. Regular middle class individuals may choose to enter into a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement to protect future assets, such as purchasing a house or protecting their pension/retirement accounts that may accumulate during marriage or just protecting against the possibility of your spouse claiming significant alimony upon divorce. You may not even know or be thinking of a scenario that would become a reality if you were to get divorced. For example, things such as pension and retirement benefits may become marital property so that your spouse may claim a right to them upon divorce or separation.

A prenuptial agreement is a contract between both parties before the marriage ceremony, which dictates the outcome of the assets, debts and support if a divorce or separation is commenced. For example, a person that comes into the marriage with property may want to protect that property if his or her marriage ends in a divorce or legal separation. The couple may also choose to decide what will happen to their estate if either of them dies.

A postnuptial agreement is a contract between the parties that are already married, and it is similar to a prenuptial agreement except that it is drafted and executed after the parties are already married. After the wedding the couple may decide to protect their property and to have certainty as to how their assets and debts will be divided in the event of a divorce or separation.

Many prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are thrown out by the court and rendered null and avoid because they were not drafted correctly. Unlike divorce or separation agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are complicated to draft. These agreements must be drafted by a knowledgeable attorney and executed in a manner that will be upheld by the court. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to draft the most iron clad prenuptial agreements.

Call our office today for a legal consultation on how to protect your assets in the event of a divorce or separation.