If you have an asset or a degree that you want to protect then you need a prenup. Divorce in New York is a stressful situation no matter how long you were married, your age, or if you’ve been divorced in the past. Every divorce is different. The divorce team from Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. will be able to guide you through the divorce process so you have a clear understanding of what’s at stake and what will take place.
When to Get a Prenup
In New York, it is advisable to get a prenup if you are entering the marriage with any property of value, including real estate, a business or a license or a degree. It is even more important if you are attending law school or medical school. A prenup will protect you against your degree or business becoming marital property.
A prenup will protect everybody in the marriage. It sets forth each party’s rights in the event of a divorce or separation. You can ensure that you receive a specific asset or piece of property by writing and signing a prenuptial agreement prior to getting married.
In a prenup, the parties can agree before marriage if maintenance (alimony) is appropriate and if it is, what amount should be paid. It seems better to have these numbers set and not leave it up to a Judge at some time in the future. Generally, high wage earners want to limit the amount of maintenance they would have to pay in the event of a divorce.
Filing for Divorce in New York? Contact an Attorney Today
If you are considering filing for divorce in New York, it is in your best interest to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. The team from Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. is ready to provide an honest evaluation of your case. Call our office at 877-826-7257 or complete a contact form on our website to schedule a consultation today.