How Do I Know if My Nassau County Prenuptial Agreement is Valid?
If you are ready to get married, you are most likely putting months into planning your wedding, the after-party, your honeymoon, and more. Of course, marriage is a huge step in life, which is why so much preparation goes into it. That being said, there is one preparation that many couples fail to take, and it is perhaps the most important one: drafting a prenuptial agreement. If you are someone who is ready to take the next step and get married, drafting a prenuptial agreement may be one of the smartest decisions you will ever make.
Prenuptial agreements will essentially outline both you and your spouse’s assets and detail exactly what will happen with those assets, should you ever get divorced in the future. You may also work out future alimony or spousal support agreements in prenuptial agreements as well. While there has been a certain stigma attached to prenuptial agreements in the past, this is no longer the case. More and more couples in Nassau County and across the United States are drafting these agreements because they are finally simply seeing them for what they are: useful, practical tools to preserve the assets they worked so hard for. If you believe you and your future spouse may be ready to draft a prenuptial agreement, please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Nassau County family law attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you draft one that can be upheld in the eyes of New York law.
Qualifications for a Valid Prenuptial Agreement in Nassau County
As with any legal document, it means nothing if it is not technically a valid document according to law. That is why every prenuptial agreement should meet the following criteria:
- All prenuptial agreements must be executed before marriage.
- All prenuptial agreements must be in writing.
- All prenuptial agreements must be executed voluntarily, meaning there is no evidence of coercion, manipulation, or deceit into signing the document.
- All prenuptial agreements must be fair and just to both parties, and both parties must have had a sufficient amount of time to consider the implications of signing such an agreement.
- Prenuptial agreements must include full disclosure of assets when executed.
- All prenuptial agreements must be executed by both parties in front of a notary.
If you are ready to get started, give our knowledgeable Nassau County family law attorney a call today. Our firm is always here to help.
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