Prenuptial Agreements in New York
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Marriages in NYC
Are you making plans for a
same sex marriage? It may be advisable for you to meet with a New York City divorce lawyer
to discuss your options for a prenuptial agreement. At Hindin Deutsch,
P.C., we have extensive experience advising members of the LGBT community
on all types of
same sex family law matters. Come to our firm for a consultation, during which we will articulate
and explain the legal considerations you must take into account when beginning
your marriage. Attorney Bettina D. Hindin has often been featured on MSNBC
and CNN as a
family law commentator. We are prepared to assist you with the critical decisions you face.
Many people hold a negative concept of prenuptial agreements, thinking
that they are a prediction that the marriage is doomed to failure. While
it is true that the agreement will not come into action unless you
divorce, having it in place may actually assist you in your marriage. Conflicts
over money are among the leading causes of divorce, and taking the time
at the beginning of the marriage to clearly define property rights and
the terms of asset division can remove much of this tension.
Do I need a prenuptial agreement?
It is easy to overlook the fact that though marriage is based on a romantic
relationship, it is also an economic partnership, and many rights and
duties arise between the couple by operation of law. In the event that
you and your spouse decide to end the relationship in the future, you
will have to sort out matters such as alimony and division of property
and debts. You may not be in a generous or cooperative frame of mind at
that point. By taking the time now to settle those issues in advance,
you can protect yourself against the possibility of a drawn out legal battle.