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I’m Getting Married After I Finish Law School In Brooklyn. Should We Have A Prenuptial Agreement In Place First?

Yes, if you’re pursuing an advanced degree and a professional license in Brooklyn, you should have a prenuptial agreement in place before you marry.

Under New York law, both the degree and the professional license, if they are achieved during the marriage, are considered marital property.

That means that even if you decide not to practice law, in a divorce, your spouse can still seek a settlement based on the earnings you could be making as a lawyer.

You should also consider how you want your professional life to play out.

Maybe you intend to work in a firm, but if you think you might strike out on your own and go into business for yourself, a prenup can protect your clients and employees from sudden loss of ownership of your practice.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino know that talking to your fiance about a prenup isn’t easy, but for people making significant investments in their future, it’s only prudent.

Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn matrimonial and prenuptial agreement attorney.

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