A question that I am sometimes asked is, “Can I enter into a prenuptial agreement after I get married?” The answer is yes, you can. These agreements are known as postnuptial agreements, antenuptial agreements, or postmarital agreements. Just like prenups, they are designed to establish how assets will be divided and how support will be provided and paid for in the event of marital separation. Like prenups, hiring an experienced New York lawyer to help you create the agreement is incredibly important.
Common Uses of Postnuptial Agreements
A postnuptial agreement typically involves a mixture of written agreements, voluntary disclosures, lawyer meetings, and provisions that are similar to prenups. Entering into a postnuptial agreement does not necessarily indicate a divorce or separation will occur. In fact, people enter into postnuptial agreements more often than you might think.
For instance, if one spouse is about to enter a business, their partners may require them to sign a postnuptial agreement. As a precondition to entering the partnership, a person may be required to enter into a postnuptial agreement stating that if they separate or pass away, their spouse will not make a claim on the business. This will allow the partners to be assured that a separation or death does not interfere with the running of their business. This requirement is particularly common in family businesses and in the financial community.
In other cases, a postnuptial may help to ensure that certain assets are willed to children that may have existed before a particular marriage.
It is important to hire a New York lawyer who stays up to date on the latest developments in prenup law.
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