Many couples are reticent to talk about prenuptial agreements. However,
divorce is a prevalent reality in the United States and talking to your
partner about prenuptial agreements is a simple way to build openness
and honesty in your relationship. Here are four common reasons that couples
establish prenuptial agreements:
This isn't your first marriage. If you are remarrying, you probably have a significant number of financial
obligations. For example, you may have alimony or child support obligations
from your previous marriage. A prenuptial agreement allows you to keep
your new spouse free from any obligations associated with your previous marriage.
Your spouse has accumulated a large amount of debt. If your soon-to-be spouse has collected a large amount of debt, it is important
to make sure that your marriage does not leave you with outstanding financial
obligations. In the event of a divorce, you could be left dealing with
some of your spouse's debt. A prenuptial agreement allows you to remain
You are significantly wealthier than your future spouse. If you have more financial assets than your future spouse, a prenuptial
agreement ensures that (in the event of a divorce) your financial assets
will be protected. Additionally, a prenuptial agreement guarantees that
your partner loves you for yourself - not your money.
You have significantly less money than your future spouse. Prenuptial agreements can protect the poorer spouse, too. In the event
of a divorce, a prenuptial agreement can address issues like spousal support
to guarantee that you are financially protected.
If you have questions about prenuptial agreements, talk to a
New York divorce attorney from Eiges & Orgel PLLC. We are wholeheartedly dedicated to helping
families and individuals navigate the complex legal issues surrounding
marriage, divorces and other family law matters.
Contact us today to see what a NYC divorce attorney can do for you.