Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

New York Matrimonial Lawyer

Planning a marriage is an exciting time. Couples set out with an optimistic view of hopes and dreams of their future together. Nevertheless, in the prenumpmidst of the flurry of wedding preparations, it is important to understand that marriage is a legal relationship bringing with it certain rights and obligations. A prenuptial agreement is an agreement entered into, in writing and prior to the actual wedding date, which typically addresses the distribution of property in the event of a divorce, or if the parties separate alimony or spousal support claims, and visitation and child support in the event the parties divorce in the future. This type of agreement clearly delineates what the parties can expect in the event of a divorce and oftentimes saves on the cost of legal fees since the issues contained in the prenuptial agreement are resolved.

Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for You?

There are many reasons a prenuptial agreement may be a prudent step, such as:

  • One or both parties have significant assets that they bring to the marriage
  • Those assets were acquired through the exclusive efforts of one spouse or the other
  • A party may have a signficant inheritance

Getting Legal Advice

The advice of an experienced lawyer is necessary in order to make an informed decision as to whether a prenuptial agreement is right for you. A competent and experienced attorney can explain the New York matrimonial laws and help put together a clear and binding premarital agreement.

Postnuptial Agreements

A postnuptial agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement, and is simply prepared after the marriage. If your financial circumstances change significantly at some point after the date of your marriage, a postnuptial agreement may be the best course of action to protect your rights and property in the event of a divorce in the future.

Consult a New York Family Law Attorney

When you need a competent and experienced New York attorney to help you set up a secure foundation for your marriage, or to clarify your intentions about certain situations afterward, the Law Office of John Fazzini, P.C. stands ready to assist you. Call our Huntington Station office at 631-547-8989. We do not charge a fee for an initial consultation.