Pre-Nuptial Agreement Lawyer Serving New York Clients
You’re getting married! You are ecstatic! You are madly in love and there is no way that your marriage can fail. Right?
The sad reality is that about half of all marriages end in divorce. Before you wed, you have the opportunity to protect assets and your financial future in the event of a divorce by preparing a pre-nuptial agreement.
Why You Should Have a “Pre-Nup”
There are many reasons you should consider a pre-nuptial agreement before getting married:
- If you come into the relationship with substantial assets that you want to protect and immunize from the claims of your prospective spouse in the event of divorce.
- You want to plan for your estate. This is particularly important if you have children from a prior relationship and you want to secure their inheritance rights.
- If you run your own business or are part owner of a closely-held business, a pre-nuptial agreement can protect your business interests.
- If you want to identify your separate or pre-marital property.
Pre-nuptial agreements allow you and your fiancé to address these issues before you wed so as to avoid conflict later in the marriage or during a divorce.
At Clement Law in New Jersey and New York, we have the experience and knowledge to help you protect your interests in drafting and negotiating your pre-nuptial agreement. Regardless of whether you or your fiancé is seeking the “pre-nup”, we can protect your rights.
The Growing Popularity of Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Pre-nuptial agreements are no longer exclusively for the rich and famous. A pre-nuptial agreement can benefit anyone contemplating marriage who has assets that require protection.
Questions to Answer When Considering a Pre-Nuptial Agreement
The words “pre-nuptial agreement” are hardly romantic. But a good pre-nup is far better than a bad divorce. Here are some considerations to determine if a pre-nuptial agreement is right for you:
- Do you have pre-marital assets that you want to protect?
- Do you have children whose estate interests you want to preserve?
- Could you be stuck with massive debt currently owed by your partner if you divorced?
- Are you concerned about paying or receiving spousal support if the marriage ends in divorce?
- Do you want to establish a financial plan before the marriage begins?
- Could your retirement plans be endangered by a divorce?
- Do you trust your partner’s motives in seeking or avoiding a pre-nuptial agreement?
Get Experienced Counsel on Whether You Would Benefit From a Pre-Nup
If you are planning on getting married, call us to see how a pre-nuptial contract could benefit you. Daniel Clement has more than 25 years of experience negotiating marital agreements. He understands the law.
If you have questions, Daniel Clement can give you the answers you need. Contact our pre-nuptial agreement firm online or call 212-683-9551 to discuss your situation today.