A couple that decides to take their relationship to the next step and is headed towards marriage may want to consider protecting themselves with a prenuptial agreement. Many people feel as though a prenuptial agreement is a sentence for divorce but this is simply not the case. Prenuptial agreements do not mean that the couple will get divorced at all. However, it can bring the couple peace of mind that they can focus on the important parts of their future marriage without having to be concerned about the financial matters. In the event that the couple does get divorced in the future, a prenuptial agreement can make the divorce process much easier for both parties.
In order to ensure that a prenuptial agreement is valid, it must meet the following criteria:
- The agreement must be in writing
- The agreement must be fair and just to both parties
- The agreement must be executed voluntarily
- The agreement must include a full financial disclosure for both parties
- The agreement must be executed before a notary
In addition to this criteria, the couple must also be sure not to include any language that pertains to children. If you have questions regarding a prenuptial agreement, contact our firm today.
The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. understands that divorce and family law matters can be very complicated and emotional. They require strong legal representation from a compassionate attorney. Robert Pollack is an experienced divorce and family law attorney in Long Island, New York. Contact The Pollack Law Firm, P.C., to set up a free initial consultation.