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Whether you are approaching marriage or are already wed, marital agreements can help you and your spouse both feel a little more secure about the future in the event of separation or divorce.

The family lawyers at Powers Law, P.C., understand the value of marital agreements. For more than 40 years, our West Islip attorneys have helped clients in Suffolk County, Nassau County and the surrounding area.

What Is A Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenups are private contracts that couples enter into before marrying to establish certain rights and responsibilities, particularly if the marriage should fail.

How Does A Postnuptial Agreement Work In New York?

Postnuptial agreements work very similarly to prenuptial agreements. They are broadly enforceable so long as both spouses make a full and fair disclosure of their financial information prior to the agreement’s execution.

How Are Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements Different?

The only real difference is that prenuptial agreements are created before marriage, while postnuptial agreements are created after a marriage begins. Postnuptial agreements are also sometimes used to modify prenups.

What Should You Include In A Marital Agreement?

Prenups and postnups cannot include child custody or child support agreements, but they can address most other financial issues.

Understanding The Benefits Of Having A Marital Agreement

You can use marital agreements to do a myriad of things, such as:

  • Protect one spouse from assuming the debts of the other
  • Protect one or both spouse’s ownership in a business
  • Protect the inheritance of children or grandchildren from prior marriages
  • Carve out anything one spouse wishes to preserve as their separate property
  • Establish how much alimony would be paid in the event of a divorce

Prenuptial agreements in New York have to be drawn up carefully, with an eye to fairness, so that they are not voidable.

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