Throughout our personal and professional lives, we enter into many contracts: when starting a job, when renting an apartment, when renting a car, when taking out a loan — the list goes on and on. Contractual agreements are intended to protect the interests of individual parties entering into some sort of relationship. With this in mind, it is interesting that so many people choose to enter into a marriage without ever considering how to protect their individual interests.
Both prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements are contracts between two individuals entering into a marriage (prenuptial) or already in a marriage (postnuptial). These contracts state the legal claims of each individual if the marriage should end in divorce.
At The Law Firm of Gary N. Weintraub, LLP, we assist clients in negotiating and drafting both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. To find out more about protecting your interests as an individual entering into a marriage or already in one, contact a Huntington family law attorney today.
The Benefits of Pre- and Postnuptial Agreements
A prenuptial agreement is entered into before a couple marries; a postnuptial agreement is entered into after a couple is already married. Both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can be used to:
- Protect retirement accounts
- Designate separate property
- Address spousal support/alimony
- Set clear expectations when entering into a marriage
Prenuptial agreements offer a way to safeguard your earnings and accomplishments as an individual acquired prior to marriage — and to protect the interests of your children. If you are a parent with children from a previous marriage or relationship, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can be used to protect the inheritance and property rights of your children.
Contact a Suffolk County Prenup Lawyer
You deserve to learn about the benefits of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements from an experienced Long Island family law attorney. To schedule a consultation with a New York premarital agreement lawyer, contact us by calling 631-421-2500.