Married Without A Prenup? A Postnuptial Agreement Is Still An Option.
The process of planning for a wedding and getting married can often feel like a whirlwind. While it is important to ensure that all details are addressed, it is possible for things to get overlooked, like getting a prenuptial agreement. If you got married without a prenup and realized that you may need a marital agreement, you still have options. A postnuptial agreement may be right for you. In essence, the only difference between a prenuptial (premarital) agreement and a postnuptial agreement is timing. A postnuptial is created after the marriage has already been legalized or as a modification to an existing prenuptial agreement.
At Philip A. Greenberg, P.C., Attorneys at Law, the firm’s lawyer helps clients in New York City and New Jersey with all aspects of postnuptial agreements. With more than 40 years of experience, attorney Philip Greenberg takes the time to walk clients through the process of creating, reviewing, revising, negotiating and signing a marital agreement after a marriage has taken place.
Spending Time Now To Save Time Later
One benefit of taking the time to establish a postnuptial agreement is the fact that this type of agreement can save time in the event of divorce. A postnup can detail how assets obtained during the course of the marriage can be distributed during the property division portion of the divorce.
Getting The Postnuptial Agreement Correct Is Critical
It is essential that both parties enter into a postnuptial agreement (as with a prenuptial agreement) willingly, without being unduly pressured or intimidated into signing. When both agree, the document must be submitted for notarization in writing, with fair and full disclosure between parties. If any of these criteria are not met, the agreement may be invalid.
Couples who are considering establishing a postnuptial agreement should take care to find a good lawyer who can help them create this document. When postnuptial agreements are improperly constructed, it can be difficult – if not impossible – to rectify these errors during divorce proceedings. The time, money and energy that individuals need to invest to reverse these errors are significant. Attorney Greenberg understands the importance of getting all family law matters – including postnuptial agreements – correct the first time. Drawing on his extensive experience, he has helped couples with complex financial and business situations create effective agreements that accurately reflect their wishes.
Speak To A Knowledgeable Attorney About Your Options
To learn more about why you should consider a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, what signing these documents means for you or any other family law concerns, contact Philip A. Greenberg, P.C., Attorneys at Law, in Manhattan. You can reach out online or call 332-262-6760.