Post Nuptial Agreements in Suffolk County
Suffolk County Family Law Attorney
If your spouse has informed you of his or her intent to prepare a post
nuptial agreement, contact an experienced Suffolk County divorce lawyer
right away in order to ensure that your rights and wishes are well represented.
at the office of
Steven P. Kuhn, Attorney at Law, we are committed to representing the rights of our clients and in drafting
a post nuptial agreement that protects their rights. We work closely with
our clients to ensure that their needs are met and their concerns are
addressed and we are committed to providing caring, ethical and high quality service.
A post nuptial agreement is drafted after a couple has already gotten married
as opposed to a prenuptial agreement which is entered into prior to the
couple getting married. One might enter into a post nuptial agreement
if before the marriage there was no prenuptial agreement but after the
marriage the parties want to specify what happens to their assets in case
of a divorce. This may be necessary if the couple is contemplating divorce
Need a Post Nuptial Agreement?
Post nuptial agreements vary widely depending upon the needs and interests
of the parties. Just as prenuptial agreements do, post nuptial agreements
often outline how marital and separate property and possessions will be
divided if the marriage ends as a result of divorce or death and often
include provisions for:
- Ownership and the right to pensions and retirement funds
- Protecting inheritances and heirlooms received during the marriage
- Spousal support
- Child support
- Child custody
- Ownership of real property, bank accounts and businesses owned by either
spouse or both spouses
As with prenuptial agreements, New York has strict rules which must be
followed in order for the agreement to be enforceable.