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Prenuptial agreements garner press when celebrities divorce. Since the assets of major celebrities can be enormous and cover many significant personal and business assets, prenuptial agreements make a great deal of sense. The intriguing nature of celebrity divorces garner press that can, however, be misleading. People assume that only persons with high net worth or famous people are eligible for prenuptial agreements.

Who Can Ask for a prenup?

Anyone can request a prenuptial agreement in order to clarify ownership of property in case a marriage dissolves. Granted, persons with high net worth definitely would benefit immensely from these agreements. Wealthy individuals are not the only people capable of benefiting. Any man or woman with personal property or assets of any level of value may find prenuptial agreement contracts valuable.

In New York, prenuptial agreements must be signed by both parties, notarized, and done so before the marriage takes place. Once a couple marries, the prenuptial agreement goes into effect.

Prenuptial agreements positively must be written contracts. Oral agreements likely won’t have any standing or value in court.

Protecting Self and Family

To cover all the reasons why someone may benefit from a prenuptial agreement is nearly impossible. In general, a prenuptial agreement allows a person to retain ownership to something he/she amassed or created without any contribution from a spouse. It’s something a Queens county divorce attorney can help with.

For example, an entrepreneur might own a business for ten years. Over the course of the decade, profits from the business yield savings tallying $300,000. The entrepreneur then enters into a marriage that lasts only 14 months. Without a prenuptial agreement, the entrepreneur’s spouse may seek a significant amount of the savings or equity in the business during a contested divorce.

While the divorce court’s judgment could find in favor of the entrepreneur, no one knows how any particular court will decide on property and asset allocation. So, the hard working entrepreneur might be in a difficult position in the aftermath of the proceedings.

And where would this leave any children of the entrepreneur? The entrepreneur might have one or more children from a previous marriage. The money the entrepreneur saved could have been intended for those young ones. Funds directed towards an ex-spouse are funds that do not go to the children.

A prenuptial agreement could keep such a less-than-desirable — and very costly — situation from occurring.

A Solid Prenuptial Agreement

The general concept of a prenuptial agreement sounds very simple. The document defines terms regarding ownership of property. Being simple in concept is not the same thing as the actual document being overly simplified and lacking critical elements.

Yet, there are sources for generic templates that fit such a far-from-stellar- description available online. These documents might be completely dismissed in court in New York.

Procuring a template for a prenuptial agreement should not be too difficult. Downloading these forms from any number of online venues is possible. Such documents, however, could prove to be woefully inadequate when the time comes to appear in court. Something as serious as a prenuptial agreement should not be drafted on a template composed of generic wording.

A prenuptial agreement should be drafted by a family law attorney who understands the proper way to compose such a contract. Queens prenuptials lawyers affiliated with an established law firm specializing in divorce and family law might be well worth contacting.

What You Would Not Have in a Prenuptial

There are some kinds of clauses that cannot be included in a prenup, even if they are connected to finances.

Custody, Support, and Visitation of a Child or Children

No clauses connected to the custody, support, and visitation of your kids or any future children can be included in your Queens prenup. Even though child support is a monetary concern, in New York, determining who the primary custodian of the children should be, who would be responsible for making child support payments, and how much child support needs to be paid in the event of a divorce is the court’s purview. A minimum amount of financial support for children can be indicated in a prenuptial agreement.

Clauses That are Based on Details Other Than Finances

Any clauses that are cover details other than monetarily-based ones should be excluded from a prenuptial agreement. For instance, your prenup must not stipulate how often you have sex, any requirements for housework, or visiting limitations for inlaws. Under some circumstances, courts in Queens county may simply ignore these kinds of clauses.  There are some scenarios in which a court would rule that terms like these render the whole agreement invalid.  

Unjust Terms

Even though a prenuptial agreement is legally binding, judges can render your agreement invalid if any of the terms are perceived to be unfair, unjust or deceitful. Your Queens prenuptials attorney can look the proposed prenup over before you sign to make certain that it doesn’t contain terms that would be considered unfair for you. 

The Strength of the Document

Prenuptial agreements can be contested in divorce court. Contracts of all manner can be contested. Valid prenuptial agreements should hold up in court. Certain poorly-composed prenuptial agreements may be deemed invalid by the courts.

A review of the prenuptial agreement may review a host of gross errors in the document that, under New York state law, would render the prenuptial agreement useless. Incomplete or false information in the document could both be cited as the basis for requesting a prenuptial agreement be invalidated.

An experienced attorney is not likely to make such gross errors when drawing up a prenuptial agreement. Years of experience drafting prenuptial agreements and litigating the agreements in family law court definitely contributes to legal expertise.

The bottom line here is a prenuptial agreement drafted by an attorney should possess the validity necessary to be held up in court.

Of course, those contesting a prenuptial agreement may be able to do so successfully even when an attorney has drafted the document. One duty an attorney can perform would be a review of the agreement. If flaws are found, the attorney could argue the document fails the validity test in New York.

Discuss Prenuptial Agreements with Counsel

Queens residents with questions about prenuptial agreements may wish to direct their queries towards attorneys best capable of providing answers. Perhaps working with an attorney to draft or review the agreement would be a wise move as well.


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2021-03-12
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I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
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2021-03-05
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
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debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
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Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
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Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
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Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
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I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
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Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
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L.C.
2021-02-24
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I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
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I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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