Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys in Brooklyn
Protect Your Rights With a Premarital Agreement
Ready to draft a premarital agreement with your soon-to-be spouse? The experienced legal team at Arnel Law Firm can answer your questions regarding prenuptial agreements, explain the multitude of reasons to establish one, and help you draft a contract that meets your needs. We can also assist with postnuptial agreements.
Attorney Curt Arnel has practiced family law for more than 35 years. His previous career as a certified public accountant means he has insights into financial matters, including investments and business ownership, which many family lawyers do not have. This is particularly advantageous when sorting through the intricacies of prenuptial agreements.
What Is the Purpose of a Prenup Agreement?
A prenuptial agreement is a legally binding contract between two soon-to-be spouses that outlines each party's rights and obligations in the event of divorce. A prenuptial agreement can protect your rights and assets and shield you from your spouse’s debts should your marriage end in divorce.
Prenuptial agreements are most beneficial to high net worth individuals, but couples from all walks of life can benefit from creating a prenuptial agreement. For example, if you have children from a previous marriage, you may choose to create a prenuptial agreement to ensure that your children will inherit certain assets in the event of your death rather than leaving them to your surviving spouse.
What Should Be Included in a Prenuptial Agreement?
A prenuptial agreement can address several matters, including:
- The division of your assets in the event you decide to end your marriage
- How finances and assets will be handled during the marriage
- Spousal support terms
- Any business ownership issues
- The handling of gifts, inheritances, or trusts
- Benefits, disability, and insurance coverage
How Long Do Prenuptial Agreements Last?
The lifespan of a prenup will depend on the stipulations included in the agreement. A prenuptial agreement could last for the entire marriage unless the couple includes a “sunset clause.” This provision outlines a termination of the prenup after a certain amount of time has passed.
Protecting Your Financial Interests Is Our Top Priority
Prenuptial agreements are challenging and require precise drafting by an experienced attorney. We take great care in creating personalized documents that will hold up in court if challenged.
Our prenuptial agreement lawyers in Brooklyn insist on representing only one individual when drawing up a premarital agreement. Your partner should have legal representation as well. This limits the opportunities for either spouse to challenge the premarital agreement by claiming he or she didn’t have counsel or did not understand the documents being signed. We want your prenuptial agreement to be bulletproof.
We have also successfully challenged prenuptial agreements that were poorly drafted or improperly executed by other lawyers, resulting in much larger property awards and more spousal support for our clients.
To learn more about prenuptial agreements, call 718-550-3024 today.
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