New York City Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys
Skillful Legal Guidance for New York Prenuptial Agreements
Marriage is not only an emotional relationship — it’s a financial one, too. A prenuptial agreement can help to provide a strong foundation for a marriage and encourage a couple to have an open and honest conversation about their financial goals. The experienced family law attorneys at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP assist clients with creating solid prenuptial agreements that address their specific concerns and safeguard their property.
Our attorneys are experienced in drafting and negotiating prenups that can accomplish the following:
- Specify what property is considered separate property, versus marital property
- Determine how property is allocated in the event of divorce
- Protect your business interests
- Safeguard your retirement account and pension
- Establish spousal maintenance
- Allocate debts between the parties
- Determine pet custody and ownership
Typically, a prenup cannot be used to conclusively establish child support or custody. However, they can be used in connection with an estate plan — particularly for those who are entering a second or subsequent marriage. These documents can help to ensure children from a prior marriage are provided for when you pass and determine ownership of certain property.
At The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP, we provide comprehensive legal services for prenuptial agreements and walk with you through every step of the process. From discussing your concerns to drafting the agreement, our attorneys will assess your financial situation and create a prenup that meets your needs. In addition, if you were the party who was presented with a prenup, we will skillfully review and negotiate the terms and provisions in the document to ensure the agreement is fair.
Aggressive Advocacy for Litigating Prenuptial Agreements
New York law imposes strict requirements for prenups and a well-drafted agreement should be able to withstand litigation. Critically, full financial disclosure is mandatory when it comes to prenups. Additionally, all prenuptial agreements must be in writing, signed, fair to both parties, and entered into voluntarily. If a prenup was signed under duress, the terms are unconscionable, the document is too one-sided, or one spouse defrauded the other under the agreement, a judge may deem it unenforceable. If a prenup is rendered invalid in its entirety, it would be as if the contract did not exist.
It’s important for each party to consult with their own attorney before entering into a prenup to ensure the agreement is fair. When prenuptial agreements are executed correctly, they can save time and expense that would otherwise be spent in litigation — and provide both parties with peace of mind. However, in the event litigation arises in connection with a prenup, it’s vital to have an adept advocate by your side who can fight for your rights. The family law attorneys at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP provide adept counsel and aggressive advocacy in the courtroom for prenuptial agreement matters.
Contact an Experienced New York Prenuptial Attorney
If you are thinking about entering into a prenuptial agreement, it’s essential to consult with a knowledgeable attorney. The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown LLP has been providing capable counsel and proficient legal guidance for matrimonial and family law matters for more than 70 years, including drafting, negotiating, and litigation prenuptial agreements. Call (212) 425-1999 to schedule a consultation or contact us now.