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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements Offer Protection

Planning for a future together may also involve planning for the unexpected. If those unexpected circumstances were to involve divorce, it is important to have a plan in place to protect yourself and your spouse.

At Adria S. Hillman, Attorney at Law, P.C., every client receives a high level of consideration. We will walk you through negotiating and reviewing the terms of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.

How Does A Prenup Or Postnup Protect Spouses?

Depending on the terms of your agreement, you can gain several benefits, which might include:

  • Protecting assets that you acquired prior to the marriage that may become intermingled with marital property
  • Limiting your liability for your spouse’s debts
  • Establishing responsibilities and conflict resolution methods during the marriage
  • Streamlining the property division process in divorce
  • Reducing legal fees related to a divorce

However, these agreements have limitations. For example, you cannot determine child custody or child support issues in a prenup. New York courts must review these cases with the child’s best interests in mind, and circumstances can change over the years.

Contrary to what you might see in movies or books, prenuptial agreements do not need to be adversarial. We can work with you to have an open dialogue about your legal priorities. Once you and your spouse agree to the terms of your prenuptial agreement, you can enjoy peace of mind that you have maximized your financial and personal protection.

Learn More About Getting A Prenup

Many people have misconceptions about what a prenup is and how it might affect their relationship. Let the highly experienced family law attorneys of Adria S. Hillman, Attorney at Law, P.C., answer your questions. Call 212-593-5223 or email us in Manhattan to schedule a consultation before or shortly after your marriage.

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