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Can You Sign a Prenup After Marriage?

Can You Sign a Prenup After Marriage?

Can You Get a Prenup After Marriage?

Despite what the name indicates, you can sign a prenup after marriage. In this case, instead of being called a prenup, it is called a postnuptial agreement.

The only difference between a prenup and a postnuptial agreement is that now you are getting a marital agreement after you are already married.

For many families, a postnuptial agreement can be beneficial. Keep reading to find out why you might want a postnuptial agreement and how you can have a prenup after marriage.

Reasons for Getting a Postnuptial Agreement

After you are already married, a postnuptial agreement might be considered if you are trying to think through every possible future outcome and want to protect yourself should a divorce or separation occur between you and your spouse, even if you are not planning for it to happen.

There are several reasons a couple might decide to get a prenup after getting married instead of before the wedding happens.

1. Getting a Prenup After the Wedding to Keep Harmony in the Family

Couples may find that sharing their expenses as a married couple may not be as simple as they thought it would be when they were dating. It can be easy to think that finances will be no different as a married couple, but that is not always true.

In order to keep your marriage intact, you may want to get a postnuptial agreement after marriage so that solutions to all financial decisions are written down in a contract. Once you're married, you can see what issues come up, and then decide on how to handle them in the future. Separating your finances through a contract can eliminate arguments you did not foresee happening before your marriage.

2. You May Realize That You Might Need a Way Out in the Future

Marriage is extremely difficult. In fact, almost half of all marriages end in divorce. Before getting married, it’s common to think your relationship will be the one to survive it until the end. However, if you have never been married before, then you do not realize how hard it can be, and may realize soon after the wedding that you are unhappy in your marriage.

If this is your case, then you may want to look into a postnuptial agreement after marriage. This will protect your assets if you and your spouse are to separate.

3. Simple Peace of Mind

If you get married and start talking among one another, you may realize that a postnup could be a good idea for you and your spouse.

If both parties agree that it could be a good idea and one person does not feel threatened by it, then it could truly help set up the future of your finances. A postnuptial agreement can help decide what to do if you do get a divorce, or if one person dies, it will dictate what happens to your money and property.

It can be a controversial decision to get a postnup, but it can keep you and your partner financially stable in the long run.

How To Get a Postnuptial Agreement in NY

If you and your partner are interested in getting a prenup after marriage, then a Long Island attorney at Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law can assist you. We understand how valuable a postnuptial agreement can be. We will help you draw up an agreement that protects both you and your partner's rights after marriage.

Contact Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law at (914) 873-4410 today to get started with setting up your postnuptial agreement.