While you and your future spouse are planning your futures together and
working out the details of your wedding, a prenuptial agreement is one
of the most unromantic topics you could possibly bring up. But the fact
of the matter is, you essentially have a prenup already. If you imagine
it this way,
New York's divorce laws have already laid out a prenup for you. Is that the prenup you want to
be stuck with, or do you and your fiancé need a better one?A prenup is much like a will. If someone dies "intestate", that is without a will, then the
state laws dictate to whom all assets will go, regardless of the true
wishes of the decedent and their loved ones. Without a prenuptial agreement,
you could be at the mercy of New York law.
For instance, let's say you have some artwork that has high financial
and emotional value. These are at jeopardy in a divorce, as marital property
is up for grabs during
property division. But in a prenuptial agreement, you could stipulate that those pieces
of art should be designated as your separate property, and thus safe from
the division of assets in a divorce. If you are a business owner, think
of the stakes then. A prenup could shield your years of labor and planning
from whatever comes in life. But perhaps you already knew that a prenup
could protect your assets. The things, these agreements can do more than that.
If you think about it,
a prenup could actually strengthen your marriage. One of the top reasons for marital strife? Money issues. If you and your
fiancé can square away a lot of these issues, and start this dialogue
going into the marriage, you could evade needless headache and troubles.
So whether it's simply making sure you two are on the same financial
page, or whether it's examining New York's laws to see if you
need better arrangement, you can start that conversation today with the
guidance of an experienced Long Island family lawyer. Don't hesitate
to call us today to learn more about the benefits of a prenup.
Already married? You can create a postnuptial agreement. Learn how when you
contact the Meyers Law Group, P.C. today!