The Importance of Marital Agreements
When planning a wedding, many couples do not take the time to sit down and discuss their individual assets. In many cases, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can be very helpful in avoiding expensive future litigation. Without these marital agreements, any assets that are brought into a marriage will be subject to distribution by the court.
Campagna Johnson, P.C. will assist in negotiating and drafting a marital agreement to protect your assets from the uncertainty that would otherwise accompany future litigation.
Prenuptial Agreements are enforceable marital agreements that are entered into in contemplation of marriage. These agreements will have a significant impact on the future of both parties in the event of a divorce. These agreements are legally complex and subject to challenge if not properly prepared with the assistance of an attorney.
Whether you are considering a prenuptial agreement or have been asked to sign one, Campagna Johnson, P.C. is here to help. We have extensive experience in negotiating even the most complex prenuptial agreements involving high net worth individuals and businesses. We have also successfully challenged the validity of prenuptial agreements in litigation.
In addition to handling prenuptial agreements, we draft, review and negotiate postnuptial agreements for individuals who are already married.
These contracts are essentially the same as prenuptials, except that they are drafted and signed after a couple has already been married.
New Maintenance Statutes
In June 2015, the state of New York passed a series of revisions to the existing spousal maintenance (sometimes called spousal support or alimony) laws. With recent changes to the amount of maintenance being awarded, it may be in your best interest to consider drafting a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.
In these documents, you can outline the amount of spousal maintenance that will be paid and the limitations of maintenance after a divorce.