Though there used to be a stigma attached to drafting prenuptial agreements, this is no longer the case, and if you and your future spouse are considering doing so, our Nassau County prenuptial agreement lawyer is here to help. Continue reading and contact Barrows Levy PLLC to learn more about prenuptial agreements in Nassau County and how our firm can help you draft one that serves you and your future spouse’s best interests going forward.
Do I Need a Nassau County Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer?
While you can draft a prenuptial agreement without the assistance of an attorney, the truth is, hiring a knowledgeable Nassau County family lawyer can significantly improve your chances of guaranteeing that your prenuptial agreement is properly created and executed. Without an attorney, you risk drafting an agreement that may not be considered valid and enforceable under the law, which is, of course, to your detriment. We can ensure this does not happen.
Benefits of Drafting a Prenuptial Agreement
There are various benefits of drafting a prenuptial agreement. To start, your prenuptial agreement can protect various premarital assets from the pitfalls of divorce, including your home, inheritances, and more. Additionally, you can create certain clauses, such as alimony clauses, fidelity clauses, and marital real estate clauses, which essentially can predetermine alimony terms and various other property distribution issues in the event that you should ever get a divorce.
Valid & Enforceable Prenuptial Agreements in New York State
As you know, any legal document that is not considered valid and legally enforceable is virtually useless, which is why you must ensure that your prenuptial agreement meets various criteria. For a prenuptial agreement to be considered valid and enforceable in Nassau County, it must meet the following qualifications:
- It must be drafted before marriage
- It must be in writing
- It must be executed voluntarily
- It must include full disclosure at the time of execution
- It must be fair and just to both parties
- It must be executed by both parties in front of a notary
You should understand that once you are married, you may no longer draft a prenuptial agreement. However, you may still draft a postnuptial agreement, which essentially serves the same purpose as a prenuptial agreement, though postnuptial agreements are drafted exclusively after marriage.
Contact Our Nassau County Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer
If you and your future spouse are looking to draft a prenuptial agreement, then you’ve come to the right place. Our firm has helped spouses craft countless prenuptial agreements over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact Barrows Levy PLLC today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.