Prenuptial Agreements in Nassau County
Few times in life are more exciting than marriage. In fact, spouses-to-be plan their wedding months in advance to ensure that everything goes according to plan. Fortunately, under many circumstances, spouses enjoy their wedding and their life together for many years to come. However, as you know, divorce is becoming more and more of a reality in today’s society. That is why before marriage, many couples choose to draft prenuptial agreements to protect their assets in the event of a divorce. If you and your future spouse are interested in drafting a prenuptial agreement, please continue reading and do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced Nassau County family law attorney to learn more about what our firm can do for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the benefits of drafting a prenuptial agreement?
There are various benefits to drafting a prenuptial agreement, however, the most important to many is that drafting a prenuptial agreement can protect your assets from the equitable distribution process. Some of the assets that are protected in prenuptial agreements are as follows:
- Your finances
- Ownership rights of disability policies
- Retirement funds acquired before your marriage
- Family inheritances
- Property that you or your future spouse own/will own
- Ownership rights of life insurance policies
How do I know if I have a valid prenuptial agreement?
There are several qualifications your prenuptial agreement will have to meet before it is recognized in the eyes of the law. Those five qualifications are as follows:
- They must always be in writing
- Both parties must execute them before a notary
- They must always be executed voluntarily, and there must be no evidence of coercion, manipulation, or deceit.
- They must include a full disclosure when executed
- They must be fair and just for both you and your future spouse
For many spouses-to-be, prenuptial agreements are a fantastic option. However, if you are someone who is already married, you are no longer allowed to draft a prenuptial agreement. Fortunately, in many cases, you can still draft a postnuptial agreement, which serves essentially the same purpose. No matter your situation, if you are looking to draft a marital document in Nassau County, you know where to turn. The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. is here to help.
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