When a couple in Rockland County gets engaged, there is often a lot of excitement in the air, a lot of wedding planning to be done, and what seems like a million different things to think about. One important item on that never-ending list should be the consideration of a prenuptial agreement. Unfortunately, prenuptial agreements have a major negative stigma attached to them. Just because a couple wants to protect themselves before marriage does not mean that they are destined for divorce. However, considering divorce is so rampant in society today, it is a good idea for an individual to protect themselves before entering into such a binding commitment.
In order to make sure that a prenuptial agreement is valued in the eyes of New York State, it must meet the following criteria:
- The agreement must be in writing
- Both parties have to voluntarily sign the agreement
- Both parties must include a full financial disclosure
- The agreement must be fair and just to both parties
- The agreement must be signed in front of a notary
It is important to make sure that the agreement does not have any language regarding current or future children. If you have questions about drafting a prenuptial agreement, contact our firm today.
The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC is an experienced divorce and family law firm located in New City, NY. It is essential to retain effective legal guidance during such pivotal times in life. Contact our firm today to discuss your legal matter and get the quality legal representation you deserve.