Manhattan Prenuptial Agreement Attorney
While negotiating a prenuptial agreement may seem anti-marriage to a marrying couple, they are the intelligent choice for those wanting to protect their separate property during a marriage or in the event of a spouse’s divorce or death. At the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C., our prenuptial agreement attorneys assist clients throughout Manhattan and New York City in drafting, reviewing, and litigating prenuptial agreements.
Prenuptial agreements are not one size fits all. These are legal documents that vary as widely as the couples they represent. Some are simple and only a few pages, while other prenuptial agreements are complicated and extremely lengthy documents.
The prenuptial agreement attorneys at the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. offer high-quality legal solutions and strategies to individuals seeking prenuptial agreements regardless of the size or complexity of those documents. Call our office today to schedule your case evaluation and consultation.
Our Manhattan prenuptial agreement attorneys are:
- Skilled and confidential;
- Thorough and precise; and
- Knowledgeable in all areas of New York prenuptial agreements laws and procedures.
What Is a Prenuptial Agreement?
A prenuptial agreement is a written contract a couple enters into before marriage. In a prenuptial agreement, the future spouses make full financial disclosure to one another. This is followed by a setting forth of certain legal rights between the couple in the event of a death or divorce.
Prenuptial agreements can override many state laws in New York, including the division of:
- Retirement accounts;
- Savings; and
Prenuptial agreements can also do the following between the couple:
- Define separate, non-marital property;
- Define marital property; and
- Establish spousal support amounts during or after a divorce.
In New York, prenuptial agreements are enforceable so long as they protect both spouses and there is full and fair disclosure of all assets by both spouses. Any prenuptial agreement needs formal execution and acknowledgment to be valid.
New York does not permit prenuptial agreements to define child support issues or custody issues for children of the marriage. The court rules on, or the couple must agree on these matters, when a divorce or legal separation occurs.
Why a Prenuptial Agreement Attorney Should Draft Your Documents?
The most challenging part of any prenuptial agreement is enforcement. Courts impose high standards on prenuptial agreements, and arrangements made without attorneys’ help are easily challenged. In fact, one of the first steps a judge will take when reviewing a prenuptial agreement is to see if both spouses used separate counsel.
Using attorneys from the same law firm or using one attorney is a conflict of interest when drafting a prenuptial agreement. Either of these actions could alert a judge to lack of disclosure, undue influence, duress, or coercion on the part of one spouse or the other.
At the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C., we craft prenuptial agreements that are:
- Detailed and address significant and minor property, assets, and debts;
- Time resistant;
- Accompanied by a complete disclosure of all assets, income, and debts of each spouse;
- Free of administrative issues; and
- Recorded in a way that meets the court’s standards for freedom from coercion.
While no one wants a divorce, a prenuptial agreement offers a great deal of protection in the event the parties decide to divorce. It also provides a firm foundation for financial management throughout the marriage by eliminating stress over most monetary disagreements.
Call a Manhattan Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer Today
Place your marriage on a strong footing by meeting with a Manhattan prenuptial agreement lawyer. The prenuptial agreement attorneys at the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. can address your questions about prenuptial agreements in New York or help you identify issues to address in your prenuptial agreement.
Meet with a Manhattan divorce attorney at the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. today. We handle both regular and high net worth prenuptial agreements.