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When considering marriage as a same-sex couple, it is important to consider the benefits of prenuptial agreements. Most people think that only the wealthy use prenuptial agreements, but that is not the case at all. A prenuptial agreement can be formed between two people before they marry to protect any interests and assets that they may have in the event of death or dissolution of the marriage or civil union.
There is also a common misconception that creating a prenuptial agreement is indicative of lacking faith that your marriage will last. Rather than creating more stress in a marriage, prenups actually help relieve worries. Knowing that you and your beneficiaries are protected in case of unforeseen outcomes can strengthen your marriage as it allows you to focus on building your relationship, instead of potential troubles.
Do you want to know more about prenuptial agreements as a member of a same-sex couple? Contact our Long Island family law attorneys from Hedayati Law Group P.C.
What can a prenuptial agreement protect?
By taking the initiative to draft an agreement that you and your partner agree on prior to your marriage, you can save much of the headaches and emotional difficulties if your marriage does not work out. The agreement can protect any and all issues that may arise in a divorce along with any additional language that the parties may desire. Let our firm guide you through securing your own financial future rather than having to fight for it through the courts.
When drafted with a professional attorney, some assets your prenup can protect:
- Non-marital property you owned solely before the marriage
- Property interests of children from other marriages
- Personal savings
- Inheritance (funds and heirlooms)
- Life insurance ownership rights
- One spouse from paying the debts of the other
You should also be aware that a prenuptial agreement does not completely cover all issues that could ultimately arise in a divorce. There are some matters that will need addressing by a divorce lawyer to settle if and only if you choose to end your same-sex marriage. This is due to the fact that some things are totally dependent on unpredictable future circumstances.
A prenuptial agreement typically cannot dictate matters involving: