Do I Need A Prenuptial Agreement?

For some couples preparing for a wedding, a prenuptial agreement may not be necessary. If you do not have a great deal of assets, there may not be much to protect. Unfortunately, many people who do need a prenup neglect to go through the steps, and when divorce occurs they are left dealing with a messy dispute over finances.

At The Law Office of Castrovinci & Mady in Suffolk County, New York, we can walk you through the creation of a prenuptial agreement. We can negotiate, review and draft an agreement that protects your short- and long-term financial health.

Things You Should Think About

When you sit down with us at an initial consultation, we will want to learn the details of your and your future spouse's financial situation to determine if a prenup is a good fit for you. You should think about factors such as if you:

  • Own a business: It will be important to protect your business assets during a divorce so that your company can remain successful. Bitter disputes over businesses can spell disaster for the enterprise.
  • Have children from a previous marriage: If you want to protect assets for your children and are getting remarried, it would be wise to consider a prenup.
  • Have more assets than your spouse or want to receive alimony: A prenup can provide crucial protections if you are worrying about your financial health after a divorce.
  • Want to protect yourself from your spouse's debts: A prenup can shield you from absorbing many of your spouse's debts during the property division process.

It is important to work with an attorney on creating a prenup because any errors could make the agreement invalid. We will address every detail to give you peace of mind about your finances if you ever have to go through a divorce.

Learn More At A Free Consultation

Getting a prenup does not mean you will get a divorce. Instead, you and your fiancé(e) should think of it as a chance to start off your marriage on the right foot by having an honest conversation about finances. To learn about your options, schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our office in Smithtown by calling 631-352-2898.