Rochester Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreement Lawyers
Protect Your Rights & Assets
While some may find them unromantic, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can be a valuable tool for many couples who intend to marry or who have already wed. These contracts are especially relevant for high net worth individuals, business owners, and individuals getting remarried. Whether a millennial marrying for the first time or a “Gray Marriage”—protecting what you have and agreeing to how to divide your future assets is a necessary ounce of protection.
If you wish to create a valid and enforceable prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in Rochester, The Glennon Law Firm, P.C. stands ready to assist. Our firm has helped numerous couples negotiate, draft, and finalize agreements that outline their responsibilities, rights, and duties during the marriage and in the event of divorce.
What Do Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements Cover?
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are written contracts enforceable by courts as long as they meet certain requirements and were not created under coercion or duress.
Premarital agreements can include provisions about:
- Assets that will remain separate property after the marriage
- Assets that should be considered marital property
- Spousal support/alimony in the event of divorce
- Premarital debt/liabilities that will not become the responsibility of the other spouse
- Inheritance rights of children brought into the marriage from prior relationships
Child support and child custody cannot be addressed in a premarital agreement. These contracts must be written, signed, and notarized by both parties and must fully disclose all assets and debts. Each party should have his or her own attorney in the matter. Any part of the contract that produces an unfair or unjust financial hardship on either party could render the contract invalid.