New York Postnuptial Agreement Attorneys
If you didn’t sign a prenup before you were married, it’s not too late to establish the financial rights and responsibilities of your marriage. A postnuptial agreement can be signed at any time during the course of your marriage to determine how property will be treated in the event of divorce or a spouse’s passing. Importantly, a valid postnup can divide property differently than New York law would in divorce and can allow the parties to maintain control over their assets. The family law attorneys at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP are dedicated to working with clients for their postnuptial agreement needs and helping them to safeguard their finances.
Committed Counsel for Postnuptial Agreements
A postnuptial agreement is a contract entered into by a married couple that can alleviate financial concerns should spouses decide to go their separate ways. There can be many reasons spouses choose to execute a postnup. For instance, perhaps one spouse inherited a large sum of money that they would like to ensure is kept separate. In other cases, divorce might be a real possibility in the future — and signing a postnup will help to reduce the time and expense that would otherwise be spent on future litigation.
At The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP, we are committed to providing skillful advice and trusted counsel regarding postnuptial agreement matters. We work closely with our clients to draft and negotiate postnuptial agreements that address their specific concerns, which can include the following:
- Defining separate property and marital property
- Protecting a spouse’s inheritance
- Establish spousal maintenance
- Specifying separate and marital debts
- Outlining responsibility for marital debts
- Specifying ownership rights in a family business
- Determining custody of pets
A good postnuptial agreement can strengthen a marriage by clearly outlining each spouse’s financial expectations. It can also work in connection with an estate plan. They can be drafted to include provisions that help ensure your children from a previous marriage are provided for.
Additionally, rather than rely on the outcome that would result by applying the statutory rules in New York, a postnuptial agreement can provide certainty in divorce. At The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP, we draft, review, and negotiate postnuptial agreements on behalf of our clients that protect their financial interests and can help to avoid protracted litigation during divorce.
Relentless Representation for Postnuptial Agreement Litigation
While a well-drafted postnuptial agreement is meant to withstand litigation, a court may sometimes declare a postnup to be unenforceable. This can happen in situations where spouses did not have separate attorneys, full financial disclosure was not made, or a spouse coerced the other into signing under duress. A postnup might also be invalid if the terms are not fair to both spouses. In such cases, it’s vital to have an unwavering advocate by your side who can fight to protect your interests in the courtroom.
The knowledgable attorneys at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP offer reliable representation to clients in connection with postnuptial agreement litigation matters. Whether you are the party seeking to uphold the agreement — or the provisions are unconscionable and you believe it should not stand — our legal team will evaluate your agreement and advise you regarding your options. As proficient negotiators and adept litigators, we know what it takes to achieve a positive outcome in your case.
Contact a Knowledgeable New York Postnuptial Attorney
If you are considering a postnuptial agreement, it’s vital to have the guidance and counsel of an experienced attorney. The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown LLP has been providing reliable representation for matrimonial and family law matters for more than 70 years, including drafting, negotiating, and litigating postnuptial agreements. Call (212) 425-1999 to schedule a consultation or contact us now.