Long Island Nuptial Agreements
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements in Nassau County
If you are considering a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement and would
like to ensure that your rights are fully protected by a legally binding
agreement that will hold up in court, you have come to the right place. A
Long Island family law attorney at our divorce law firm can help you in drafting a nuptial agreement that
suits your unique needs. We also offer services to review these agreements
and to challenge or defend them in
family law court as needed. With our extensive
divorce experience, we are able to provide invaluable insight and skilled representation
for these matters.
Prenuptial agreements, contracts signed by two people who are planning
to marry, are becoming more common as the divorce rate in America continues
to climb and people enter marriage more cognizant about that reality.
Postnuptial agreements, contacts signed between a husband and wife who
are already married, are also becoming more prevalent as spouses seek
to settle affairs in advance should there ever be a
separation or divorce. Both also can be useful in the event of the death of a spouse.
Nuptial agreements have one purpose: to avoid the costly and painful litigation
often associated with
equitable distribution disputes. While many people feel that these agreements evidence a lack
of trust in the relationship, the fact remains that circumstances completely
unrelated to love and devotion can occur that could cause a marriage to
fail. The cost of litigation can be very high and also take a lot of time
and a large toll on the parties' emotions. More and more people are
admitting that they are susceptible to the pitfalls of life's twists
and turns and prefer to agree on the division of assets when they are
enjoying better times and thinking more clearly.
Nuptial agreements can provide for anything except
custody of children because there is no way to know in advance what is in the
best interest of the child at the time of a separation or divorce. Parties
can agree about which assets are separate property and which are marital
property as well as how marital property is to be divided. Parties can agree on
spousal support and many other financial issues.
Family Law Attorney Serving Queens County, Nassau County & Suffolk County
The right family lawyer can be very helpful not only with the negotiation
process but in drafting an agreement that will hold up in court if ever
contested. The Virdone Law Firm, P.C. is experienced at negotiating and
drafting nuptial agreements that hold up to future judicial scrutiny.
We help clients in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties and are here to help you.
Long Island family attorney
at our law offices today to talk about your case.