Attorneys Successfully Handle Long Island Marital Agreements
What is a marital agreement?
At Polin, Prisco & Villafane, our lawyers are experienced advocates dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals economically and efficiently. Our attorneys value building a close attorney-client relationship, and they believe this can foster a higher level of representation. When it comes to marital agreements, we understand certain issues may be sensitive. A husband and wife have certain rights under the law. However, most of these rights can be modified by an agreement entered into before or during the marriage. We are armed with a wide breadth of knowledge and experience to help you with prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements and other marital agreements affecting family law issues, such as child custody and visitation, spousal support and alimony, and property division.
Helping you plan your future with prenuptial agreements
Our lawyers represent clients who wish to create a binding agreement before getting married to protect their financial interests in the event of divorce or the death of a spouse. A prenuptial agreement can cover a variety of issues, including:
- Estate planning issues, such as providing for children from previous marriages
- How to handle a separate business
- The division of retirement benefits
- Establishing no liability for the other person’s debts
- Determining who gets what, including spousal support payments should you ever divorce
- Agreements for buying a house together or starting a business
- Agreements for putting each other through college or professional school
- Determining how any future disagreements will be settled
A prenuptial agreement reduces conflicts and saves you time and money if you should ever divorce. If you are considering entering into a prenuptial agreement, you should know that this agreement is more than just a smart legal decision. A prenuptial agreement is also a great way to start a healthy conversation between you and your spouse about the future. Communicating openly about money and property can eliminate misunderstandings and strengthen your relationship.
Can a postnuptial agreement save your marriage?
Postnuptial agreements can be a viable alternative for married couples who have not entered into a prenuptial agreement but want to make plans for property division in the event of divorce. Additionally, entering into an agreement after you are married may allow you to resolve a variety of practical issues that could threaten your marriage.
For example, if you and your spouse are constantly fighting over money issues, how often the in-laws can visit or how much time you spend on a hobby, a postnuptial agreement could be the answer. Couples who reach an agreement resolving their differences and enter into a contract documenting their resolutions may be able to find the peace of mind they need to hold their marriage together.
In order for a postnuptial agreement to be enforceable, each party must fully disclose all assets and have independent counsel. Lastly, both parties must freely enter into the agreement. As experienced Long Island marital agreement attorneys, we are committed to helping you and your spouse reach a fair and reasonable postnuptial agreement.
Schedule your free consultation with a Nassau County family law attorney
To talk with a family law attorney at Polin, Prisco & Villafane, contact our Glen Cove, New York offices at 516.671.5300. You may also complete our online contact form. We proudly serve clients throughout Suffolk and Nassau counties and the five boroughs.