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Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement is a powerful tool that can help protect you and your spouse should you ever decide to divorce.

Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP's prenup lawyers in Greenville, New York, can help you negotiate fair and reasonable terms.

How can it benefit you to hire a lawyer when creating a prenuptial agreement?

Two pairs of hands signing a prenup agreement

NEW YORK PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS: SCHENECTADY, ALBANY, SARATOGA REGION, AND THE ENTIRE CAPITAL DISTRICT

WHAT IS A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT?

A prenuptial agreement is a legally binding document provided that it meets certain formal drafting requirements. It must be signed and acknowledged before you actually get married. The prenuptial agreement can deal with a variety of issues in the event the couple later separates or divorces. It can provide for a waiver of estate rights. It can also set forth terms for property rights, and it can provide for a waiver of spousal support or provide an amount of maintenance to be paid in the event of divorce. Having an enforceable prenuptial agreement is intended to keep the couple from arguing these contentious issues in court if they decide to divorce. A clearly written, valid prenup also prevents couples from hashing out the "gray areas" of their finances while consumed with the emotional side effects of a divorce.

DRAFTING A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT

When drafting a prenuptial agreement, each party should retain the services of a lawyer who is familiar with the law and who has experience drafting these unique agreements. If your future spouse requests that you sign a prenup, or if you would like to approach your future spouse with a prenup, our lawyers will help you negotiate terms that are fair to you and within the confines of New York law.

Please note that a prenup should be signed well in advance of the actual wedding. If it is not, the prenup could be challenged on the grounds that it was signed under coercion or duress.

POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

A postnuptial agreement is essentially the same as a prenup in its scope, though it's signed after the couple has married. A couple may draft a postnuptial agreement, even after many years of being married. Unlike a Separation Agreement, a postnuptial agreement contemplates that the spouses will continue to live together. The postnuptial agreement sets forth what will happen in the event the couple later separates or divorces.

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT - CONTACT OUR GLENVILLE, NEW YORK OFFICE

If you or your future spouse is interested in drafting a prenuptial agreement, contact Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP, serving Glenville, Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, and surrounding New York towns and cities. Please fill out the form on this page, and we will respond to your query in a timely manner.

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Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP

Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP, in Glenville can represent your family's best interests during a divorce, separation, or appeal. Our highly knowledgeable attorneys have been trained at prestigious institutions and are recognized by organizations including:

  • The Best Lawyers in America®
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  • Martindale Hubbell®
  • U.S. News & World Report

To speak with one of our family law attorneys, call  (518) 399-5400 or request an appointment online.

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