At Vacca Family Law Group, we help clients negotiate their prenuptial agreements before they get married. All marriages end one way or another. That’s why so many couples use prenuptial agreements to protect their interests in the event of a divorce, separation or death. Even if you never have to rely upon your prenuptial agreement, it is an effective way to maintain peace of mind during your marriage. We know that the more secure a couple feels, the stronger their relationship will be.
How a Prenuptial Agreement Works
Prenuptial agreements are signed prior to the marriage. Couples who are planning to marry often enter into prenuptial agreements that clarify the financial rights and obligations of each spouse in the event of a divorce. Couples can also use prenuptial agreements to determine what rights a spouse will have in the event of the other's death.
The most common reasons that people seek to sign prenuptial agreements include:
- Protecting assets that they had prior to the marriage
- Protecting assets that they expect to inherit
- Clarifying how marital assets will be divided
- Clarifying whether a spouse will be entitled to spousal support in the event of a divorce
- Clarifying what estate rights a surviving spouse will have upon the death of the other
We strongly encourage engaged couples to create a prenuptial agreement, even if they have no reason to believe they would divorce in the future. When you and your fiancé discuss the terms of your prenuptial agreement in a non-adversarial way, it can actually strengthen your marriage. Not only are you learning to effectively discuss difficult issues, you are also increasing trust between you and learning new skills to resolve disputes that may arise in the future.
Contact Vacca Family Law Group for a Prenuptial Agreement Attorney Today
Vacca Family Law Group helps clients of all different backgrounds with their prenuptial agreements. Our attorneys can help you learn more about how a prenuptial agreement can address your concerns and provide you with the security you are seeking. To speak with one of our qualified attorneys today and get started on your prenuptial agreement, contact us at 212-768-1115.
Postnuptial Agreements not only help spouses clarify their rights and obligations during the marriage but also help them manage, protect, and clarify those rights and obligations in the event of divorce. Even if you never divorce, creating a postnuptial agreement can give you peace of mind during the marriage because you know your future financial situation is more secure should the marriage end.
How a Postnuptial Agreement Works
Postnuptial agreements are contracts that are signed during the marriage. These are often entered into when there has been some sort of change in the marital relationship. Other times, a couple may enter into a postnuptial agreement due to financial circumstances that have changed. In either case, the couple is planning to remain married and not looking to divorce or legally separate in the immediate future.
Here are some common reasons why people seek postnuptial agreements:
- A prenuptial agreement was discussed, but never signed
- There has been some sort of betrayal (whether emotional, physical or financial)
- A spouse has recently acquired assets through a family gift or inheritance
- A spouse feels the current financial arrangement in the marriage is not equitable
Drafting and signing a postnuptial agreement does not mean you are committing to divorce. Instead, these agreements help a couple recommit to their marriage with a clear understanding of their current and future rights and obligations. Additionally, when postnuptial agreements are negotiated in a non-adversarial way, it helps a couple learn better communication and conflict resolution skills that can improve their marriage.
No two postnuptial agreements are the same because they are tailored for each couple’s specific circumstances. At Vacca Family Law Group we will help you arrive at a postnuptial agreement that will meet your specific needs and provide you with the security that you need.
To speak with one of our qualified attorneys today about your postnuptial agreement, contact us at 212-768-1115.