Having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement created, or signing one, is not a sign of impending doom in the marriage. On the contrary, these types of marital agreements can ensure all parties are clear on what they are bringing into the marriage and what they are retaining throughout the marriage, and in the event of divorce. But many people still wonder, “why should you get a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement?”
Walking You Through The Process
The legal team at the New York City office of Philip A. Greenberg, P.C., Attorneys at Law, is here to provide you with the help and information you need when making decisions that will affect your marriage and finances.
New York and New Jersey both allow for prenuptial agreements, as well as postnuptial agreements. It is important to consult with a lawyer who understands all elements of these documents. Mr. Greenberg has focused a significant portion of his practice to family law matters for more than 40 years. He invests the time to understand his clients’ goals and works closely with them to establish a strong agreement personalized for their long-term wishes.
Below are some of the most important reasons why couples should consider either a prenuptial or a postnuptial agreement:
- Protect yourself: If you are coming into a marriage with assets, a prenuptial agreement is a way through which you can protect those assets for your future. If you are asked to sign a prenup where someone else is coming into a marriage with assets, the prenup can be structured so that in the event of divorce, you get your fair share of what is yours.
- Protect your children and loved ones: If you have been previously married, a pre- or postnuptial agreement can ensure that children from previous marriages, or other family members, still get the assets to which they are entitled, even if a parent remarries.
- Prevent additional stress: Even though divorce is stressful, having a thorough marital agreement in place can help to lessen the stress that is felt by all parties throughout the course of the divorce process, as the document may detail, which assets may be retained by each party, and what the spousal support obligation will be, if any.
- Help parties feel they are marrying for the sake of marriage: Dealing with monetary issues up front before a wedding takes place, or soon after, can help the bride and groom feel additionally secure that they are marrying for the right reasons, or bring to light the reasons that may change their minds about marriage.
Schedule A Consultation In Manhattan
For more information on prenups and postnuptial agreements, or to discuss your specific situation, contact attorney Philip A. Greenberg by calling 646-363-6807 or using the online form on this site.