New York and Connecticut Prenuptial Agreements

We can help you form a prenuptial agreement (or “prenup”) – a written contract between two people who intend to get married. It typically addresses how financial matters will be handled upon the occurrence of certain events such as death or divorce.

Many people contemplating marriage wonder if a prenuptial agreement (or “prenup”) is right for them. These questions often go unanswered because people are hesitant to raise an unfamiliar and potentially difficult subject with their significant other, especially during their engagement.

While prenups are certainly not necessary for all couples, they can be quite helpful for many and should be discussed with a New York and Connecticut prenuptial agreement lawyer.

Surprisingly, the discussions around a prenup can clarify each person’s expectations coming into the marriage, and thus lead to a more harmonious marriage over the long-term. Understanding the basics of prenups can help you judge whether one might be useful in your circumstances. To discuss the various options that may be available to you, schedule a consultation with a New York and Connecticut family attorney today.

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What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement (or “prenup”) is a written contract between two people who intend to get married. It typically addresses how financial matters will be handled upon the occurrence of certain events, particularly upon the spouses’ separation or divorce, or one spouse’s death. A postnuptial agreement (or “postnup”) is essentially the same thing, but the agreement is between two people who have already been married.

A prenuptial agreement (or “prenup”) is a written contract between two people who intend to get married.

What Does a Prenup Do?

Prenuptial agreements will often do one or more of the following:

  • Determine how property acquired before or during the marriage will be divided in the event of separation or divorce;
  • Determine the possibility of spousal support (alimony) payments in the event of separation or divorce;
  • Address the allocation of a spouse’s estate, when one spouse dies.

Prenuptial agreements are generally not enforceable with regard to child custody or parenting plans. That’s because courts always retain an interest in and power over how children are cared for and raised. If one or both parents disagree with the custody or parenting plans they agreed to in their prenup, they can appeal to the court, and the court will do whatever it finds to be in the child(ren)’s best interests. For more on how it may impact you and your spouse contact a Westchester prenuptial agreement attorney today.

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Benefits of a Prenup

Ultimately, a prenup, like any agreement, should do something for both people signing it, not just protect the interests of one person over the other. This critical element is missing in many prenups and, where missing, can leave one or both spouses feeling marginalized or taken advantage of. Not a solid foundation on which to build a life together. A good prenup does not feel like a lopsided “win” (or loss) for either spouse. It represents a thoughtful compromise that considers both spouses’ present and future circumstances, and the concerns and priorities that each brings to the table.


Contact a New York and Connecticut Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer

If you and your fiance are considering a prenuptial agreement in New York and Connecticut, and you would like assistance with that process – be it in a mediation, Collaborative Law or assisted negotiation setting – contact our offices to set up a consultation with one of our experienced New York and Connecticut prenup attorneys.

Taking Your Next Steps

Step 1 : What is our process?

What is our process?

When you first meet with Miller Law Group, you have the opportunity to address specific questions about your case and outline your goals. Based on your information, one of our lawyers will create a customized strategy for you to succeed. 

Step 2 : Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

There is no commitment to proceed with your case when you first meet with our team. We are here to offer as much information as possible so that you can make the right decision. We’ve provided a checklist to ensure that you get the most out of your conversation. 

Step 3 : What to expect?  

What to expect?  

During your consultation, we will listen closely to your situation, needs, and desires to get a better understanding of your case. We will also provide any relevant information that may help you proceed with making a more informed decision moving forward.  

Step 4 : What Happens After?

What Happens After?

After your consultation, it’s your choice if and when you want to begin the divorce process. If you decide to move forward with Miller Law Group, our lawyers will be with you every step along the way and with your best interests always in mind. 

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