In the flurry of activity before a wedding, the last thing any couple wants
to think about is a
prenuptial agreement. Since it's a contract that deals with property rights and expectations
during a potential divorce, the business arrangement might seem like an
unromantic way to begin a marriage. While some believe a prenuptial agreement
is completely necessary, others feel it can be dangerous for the health
of a marriage.
Huffington Post, celebrity divorce lawyer, Raoul Felder, and family law attorney, Laurie
Israel, discuss opposite ends of the debate.
From Felder's point of view, prenuptial agreements are absolutely necessary
in modern culture. He believes that times are changing and things with
no discernible value are now being given weight in court. This can lead
to a drawn-out conflict, costing huge amounts for both parties. With a
prenuptial agreement, Felder argues a quick and dignified end to a marriage
can take place. To those who argue that discussions of the contract might
end a potential marriage when a couple can't agree, Felder thinks
that the couple is much better off finding out their fiancée's
feelings now, rather than after they get married.
Laurie Israel, on the other hand, contends that prenuptial agreements may
destroy your marriage before it even begins. To back up his claim, he
points out that a prenuptial can have lack of consideration, being primarily
focused on taking from your prospective partner. Because the agreements
are concerned with money and material possessions, Israel reasons that
potential spouses might see each other very differently after these discussions.
Lastly, Israel argues that a prenuptial changes the foundation of a marriage,
which is supposed to be based on partnership and trust. A prenuptial agreement
encourages greed and materialism over generosity and kindness toward your
spouse. Israel recommends that you instead trust a divorce lawyer to handle
the various differences should you choose to end your marriage.
If you should agree with Raoul Felder and decide that you indeed want a
prenuptial agreement, do not hesitate to contact a Long Island family
law and divorce lawyer at Meyers Law Group P.C. to draw up the contract.
Our legal team will help you sensitively handle this potentially unpleasant
subject during this joyful time in your life!