Couples that make the decision to get married are often clouded by the excitement of their future. Little do they realize that it is important to protect their property before they enter into a marriage. This is especially true for individuals who have a high net worth. Prenuptial agreements can allow a couple to set aside these issues and focus on their marriage. Of course, a prenuptial agreement does not mean that the couple is going to get divorced, contrary to popular belief.
Enforcing a Valid Prenuptial Agreement
For these agreements to be enforceable in the eyes of New York State, they must ensure to meet the following criteria:
- They must be in writing
- They must be signed voluntarily
- They must be accompanied by a full financial disclosure at the time of execution
- They must be fair and just
- They must be signed before a notary
It is also important to note that these can only discuss financial matters such as spousal support, the division of assets, etc. They can’t discuss matters related to any future children such as child support, visitation, or custody. That must be dealt with in the event of a divorce.
If you are thinking about a prenuptial agreement, contact our firm today.
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