Prenuptial Agreement Article
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Many couples today are finding prenuptial agreements to be useful before marriage. Prenuptial Agreements do not, in fact, discourage divorce. In reality, such agreements lift some of the burdens off of the couple and leave the parties free to enjoy their marriage.
Under the law, marriage is considered to be a contract between the marrying couple. The law also considers certain property rights for each individual in the marriage.
A Prenuptial Agreement allows you to decide for yourselves how your property should be handled. Prenuptial Agreements can also be used to protect spouses from each other's debts.
Prenuptial Agreements are especially useful if one or both of you have children from a previous marriage or relationship.
The following are an example of the reasons people prepare Prenuptial Agreements:
• You have children and/or grandchildren from a previous marriage
• You have assets such as a home, stock or retirement funds
• Own all or part of a business
• You may be receiving an inheritance
• One of you has considerably more income and/or assets than the other
• One of you will be supporting the other through college
• You have loved ones who need to be taken care of, such as elderly parents
• You have or are pursuing a professional degree or license
• You have certain assets or property that you wish to keep separate during the marriage
You and your intended can negotiate the terms of your own prenuptial agreement. In fact, it is probably best if the details have been agreed upon before you retain an attorney to actually draft the Agreement. Your prenuptual agreement should be clear, understandable and valid under the laws of New York State.
If however, the two of you are unable to agree on the terms of the prenuptial, or you are uncertain as to what issues you need to consider and what you need to preserve is such an agreement, I will throughly discuss with you all the matters you might want to include in your agreement. I will answer all your questions to help enable you to make the decisions that will ultimately protect your interests. Once the issues have been agreed upon, I will draft a prenuptial agreement that is valid under the rules of New York State.
Written by Becky Caruso, Esq.
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