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Marital Agreement Lawyers in New York

Protecting Your Assets, Rights & Best Interests

A marital agreement is a legally binding contract which is entered into either before or during a marriage. If it is entered into prior to the marriage, it is a prenuptial agreement. If it is drafted after the marriage, it is a postnuptial agreement. Among other things, these contracts outline what will happen to both spouses’ debts, property, and other assets in the event of divorce. However, these agreements need to be properly drafted in order to legally enforce them.

At Lebedin Kofman LLP, our marital agreement lawyers in New York have years of experience creating bulletproof prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. As a result, we have successfully helped thousands of clients resolve their problems, and we can help you, too. Our family law attorneys can guide you through each stage of the legal process as we help you make well-informed decisions about your family and future. We are available 24/7 to our clients, so you can depend on us to be there for you when you need us most.

Call Lebedin Kofman LLP today at (646) 663-4430 or contact us online to set up a free initial case evaluation with our marital agreement attorneys in New York.

Why Get a Marital Agreement?

While nobody gets married with the expectation of getting divorced, it is always a good idea to ensure your assets are protected in case it occurs. In the state of New York, a couple’s property is divided equitably in the event of divorce. This means it is to be divided fairly, but it does not necessarily mean it will be divided equally. All marital property is subject to division. Marital property is that which is acquired by either or both parties over the course of the marriage. Separate property, however, is not subject to division. This type of property includes assets acquired prior to the marriage, property given as a gift or received through inheritance, and property protected in a valid marital agreement.

The following can be included in marital agreements:

  • Provisions providing for children from previous relationships
  • Distinctions between separate and marital property
  • Descriptions of the responsibilities of both spouses
  • Directions for property distribution upon divorce
  • Protections to keep family property in the family
  • Protections against the other spouse's debts
  • Protections for estate plans

Other items commonly included in marital agreements include:

  • Retirement benefits
  • Separate businesses
  • Savings contributions
  • The management of joint bank accounts, if any
  • Arranging putting one or the other through school
  • The management of credit card payments and spending
  • The settlement of potential disagreements, such as using arbitration or mediation

Call (646) 663-4430 Today

To get started on your case, reach out to Lebedin Kofman LLP today and schedule a complimentary initial consultation. Our marital agreement attorneys in New York can discuss your case with you and help you figure out how to best proceed. You can rely on us for sound advice and effective legal services.

Call (646) 663-4430 to start drafting your marital agreement. We speak Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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