Yes, we believe that one of the best decisions a couple can make as it prepares for marriage is to plan thoroughly for the future.
Just as you wouldn’t retire without planning for emergencies, any couple looking at a future together owes it to themselves and each other to talk through potential outcomes, including issues that would come into play if the marriage fails.
A carefully crafted prenuptial agreement can take a lot of the pain and work out of the divorce process, should it ever happen, and can give each party a lot of certainty as they commit to one another.
Many same-sex couples have unique issues that can be resolved through a pre-nup.
For instance, a couple that’s been together for many years or decades but was prohibited from marrying may feel that they own a lot of property together, including major assets like their home.
But in a divorce, property purchased by one spouse before the marriage may be deemed to be separate property, leaving the other out in the cold on a property they contributed to for years before they married.
These elements can be resolved in a pre-nup in a way that’s fair and reflects each party’s commitment to the other and to the relationship.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino work with same-sex couples who are preparing to marry in Brooklyn.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn prenuptial agreement attorney.