Establishing a Prenuptial Agreement in New York
A prenuptial agreement, commonly referred to as a “prenup”, is a legal contract entered into before marriage that is unique to each couple but typically addresses financial issues.
In New York City, White Plains and surrounding communities, you can turn to attorney Lisa Zeiderman for skilled guidance on prenuptial agreements and other family law matters. In addition to being a family law attorney, Lisa is a certified divorce financial analyst with extensive experience navigating the financial aspects of family law.
Why Have a Prenup?
For many couples, a prenup can serve as a road map for their financial partnership during the marriage while preemptively setting forth how certain assets will be divided in the event of a divorce or legal separation.
These assets may include:
- Retirement funds
- Real property
- Executive compensation
- Restricted stock units and stock options
A prenup can be crafted to meet the specific needs of each spouse. For example, it can be used to protect intellectual property rights or keep premarital property and inheritances as separate property for the purposes of asset division.
Prenups Are For Everyone
The perception in previous eras was that prenuptial agreements were only for the wealthy or people with significant resources. Today, prenups are very common and surveys indicate that more than half of “millennials” pursue a prenup. Another common group of people who pursue a prenup are those who have been previously divorced; a prenup can alleviate their concerns about future divorce litigation and protect the children from the former marriage.
Get the Financial and Legal Certainty of a Prenup
The certainty of a prenup can provide peace of mind and enhance your marriage. Call 914-488-2402 to schedule a consultation with experienced family law attorney Lisa Zeiderman.