Should you get a prenuptial agreement? Your marriage will last forever, won’t it? Unfortunately, more than 50 percent of marriages end in divorce.
There are many issues to consider before getting married, especially if this is your second marriage, there are children involved, if you have a high net worth, or if both parties have a lot of assets that they want to protect in case there is a divorce.
Without a prenuptial agreement, personal assets you might have had prior to the marriage may become part of what is called equitable distribution. Prenuptial agreements can cover these issues as well as other issues, such as property, businesses, liability of debts, joint use of property, and waiving alimony in the event of a divorce.
Ian S. Mednick has been helping clients draft prenuptial agreements in New York State for many years. He has drafted prenuptial agreements for a wide range of clients, including people on their first marriage, financially stable clients, and people just starting their careers. Our team has the knowledge and skill to create the most comprehensive prenuptial agreement tailored to your specific needs.
If you are already married, you can still enter into a similar agreement called a postnuptial agreement.
It’s important to protect your financial interests, whether you’re considering marriage or already married. Mr. Mednick can help protect your personal assets, including investments and bank accounts, your home, 401 (k) investments, and other financial assets. The reality is that laws governing such assets are extremely complex. This is why it is vital for agreements to be created and/or reviewed by an experienced attorney, such as Ian S. Mednick.
Although marriage is a public confession of a couple’s commitment to one another, it is also a legal contract. At the Law Offices of Ian S. Mednick, our lawyers help couples attain peace of mind and careful planning through prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. We are here to help you, too.
If you would like to speak with Mr. Mednick about a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, please contact our office to make arrangements for a complimentary consultation.