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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. An attorney at our family law and divorce 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 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.

Contact a marital agreement attorney at our law offices today to talk about your case.