Post Nuptial Agreement Attorney NYC

Why create a postnuptial agreement?

Two people signing a postnuptial agreement

A postnuptial agreement is a contract between spouses who wish to clearly define any issues that they feel need to be formalized. Circumstances can change during a marriage creating the need for such an agreement. It is common for individuals to marry more than once, and each marriage can have issues that need to be addressed, such as financial matters regarding business interests and children of an earlier marriage.

The NYC family law attorneys at H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C., have over 27 years of shared experience in family law. You need an agreement that will stand up in the case of a future divorce or death. Retaining a NYC divorce attorney will ensure every potential problem has been predicted and addressed in the agreement.

Post Nuptial Agreements in NYC

Marriage is a contract which encompasses economic and social obligations. In today's world it is not uncommon to have a blended family with the complex obligations and challenges this brings. There may be issues such as a business using marital property as collateral for a loan, or personal inheritance funds used to update a family home.

When couples are stressed about finances, business obligations and spending habits, a post nuptial agreement can be invaluable. Some issues that can be covered in a post nuptial agreement include:

  • The disposition of a business in the event of a divorce or death;
  • What property is held individually in the marriage;
  • What property is held jointly;
  • What debts were brought into the marriage and how will they be settled in a divorce;
  • How are the earnings spent;
  • Any issues involving supporting children not of the marriage such as college tuition, private school;
  • What investments belong to the individuals and which are jointly held?

A post nuptial agreement can be very stabilizing for a marriage. It takes great skill to guide the partners through the process as well as a deep understanding of family law. We would be happy to provide you with an initial meeting about your concerns. Contact us to get started with your postnuptial agreement. It can be finalized in a few short weeks and give you many years of peace of mind.