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What is a Pre-Nuptial Agreement? Do You Need One?

What is a Pre-Nuptial Agreement? Do You Need One?

Posted By Meyers Law Group || 15-May-2010

Before the commencement of a marriage, some couples choose to sign what is a called a "pre-nuptial agreement". A pre-nuptial agreement is a legally binding contract that outlines what will happen if a couple decides to legally separate or file for divorce. Usually, pre-nuptial agreements cover important issues like child custody, child support, spousal support and also division of assets.

Usually, people decide to create a pre-nuptial agreement when they wish to protect their wealth, assets and property in the event of a divorce. However, this is not the sole reason for drafting a pre-nuptial agreement prior to marriage.

Are you thinking about getting a prenuptial agreement in Long Island, Suffolk or Nassau? Are you sure that a pre-nuptial agreement is right for you and your individual situation? If you have questions pertaining to pre-nuptial agreements and your marital rights, you should contact a Long Island divorce attorney from the Meyers Law Group today. We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you and advise you on this family law matter.