Worried about the health of your marriage, or just want to make some precautions in case things turn southward years from now? You may want to consider a postnuptial agreement to preemptively protect your best interests during a divorce. From high net worth marriages to single-income families, postnuptial agreements are gaining in popularity across the country.
If you live in New York, Hedayati Law Group, P.C. and our Long Island family lawyers can explain to you the benefits of a postnuptial agreement. Call (631) 880-6440 to learn more.
Since a postnuptial agreement must be created after a marriage becomes official, it is sometimes seen as a gesture of bad will or faith. In reality, a postnuptial can often be the legal representation of just how much someone cares about their spouse. By planning ahead for a “just in case” scenario where divorce seems likely, a postnuptial can work wonders by eliminating frustrations, stress, and delays. In other words, it says that, even in divorce, a spouse does not want their other half to deal with unnecessary complications.
A postnuptial agreement can generally control two things in a divorce, if it ever occurs:
Divorce courts are always concerned primarily with the best interests of children whose parents are ending their marriage. In order to make certain that children are being treated properly and have the best chance to remain happy, the court must review divorces on a case-by-case basis and with information that is as up-to-date as possible. Postnuptial agreements cannot control child custody, child support, child visitation, and anything else pertaining to the wellbeing of your children, as this would assumedly not be current.
We believe that if you want to create a postnuptial agreement that is effective yet does not trigger a conflict with your spouse just for bringing it up, it must be drafted with the help of truly compassionate legal counsel. This is what our clients can expect from our Long Island family lawyers: professionals who really do care about you and your family. Get a better idea of all we can do for you by contacting us online and setting up a FREE initial consultation.