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Creating a Valid Prenuptial Agreement

A number of factors can render a prenuptial agreement null and void. In order to ensure that your prenup is valid, therefore, it's a good idea to work with a Long Island family law attorney to create a contract that will hold up in court and be fair to both parties.

One common way that prenuptial agreements get thrown out is if they are signed too close to the wedding day. It can be considered coercion to ask your future spouse to sign a prenuptial agreement just days before your wedding. In order to ensure the legitimacy of the prenuptial agreement, it should be signed as far ahead of the wedding day as possible.

Prenups must also be considered fair and not have stipulations that might seem frivolous or over-the-top. For example, if a prenup includes demands like neither spouse may gain weight or one spouse must assume sole responsibility for taking out the trash, a judge may nullify the agreement. However, stipulations regarding infidelity and the appropriate use of the couple's finances may be included in a valid prenuptial agreement.

If you're ready to create your prenuptial agreement and want to make sure that this important contract is in accordance with state law, contact the Meyers Law Group now to enlist the services of an experienced family law attorney.