Prenuptial Agreements for Same-Sex Couples in New York

Prenuptial Agreements for Same-Sex Couples in New York

Congratulations! The New York State Legislature finally passed the Marriage Equality Act and as of July 24, 2011, New York same-sex couples are able to marry in their home state. The Mandel Law Firm has been an active supporter of the Marriage Equality movement and has vast experience working with the gay, lesbian and transgender communities. Contact our law firm for information about prenuptial agreements for same-sex couples in New York.

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Gay and Lesbian Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys

Planning for a wedding is an exciting, stressful and chaotic time in an individual's, and couple's, life. There are many things to consider when getting married, including the assets and property you may be bringing into the marriage. Though it may be uncomfortable to consider that the marriage may end in divorce even before it begins, it is essential that you protect yourself against any unforeseen events. If you are a gay or lesbian couple in New York planning to get married, you may wish to enter into a prenuptial agreement.

The attorneys at The Mandel Law Firm will knowledgeably and sensitively guide you through the process of drafting, negotiating, and/or reviewing a prenuptial agreement to serve your specific needs. Premarital agreements are not just for the wealthy any longer. Cautious couples are using these agreements for a number of reasons:

  • To protect themselves from a spouse's debts
  • To protect a family business
  • To provide for children from other relationships
  • To limit or expand possible inheritance rights
  • To identify assets that are will be considered "separate" or "marital" in nature
  • To establish what will happen in the event of a divorce.

Although unpleasant to think about, planning in advance could save you time, money, and unanticipated problems.

A same-sex prenuptial agreement is a positive way to acknowledge to your future spouse the extent of your commitment to make your marriage last a lifetime. By resolving all the sensitive personal issues that need to be considered before hand in a comprehensive prenuptial agreement, you will have created a solid foundation for open and honest communication during your marriage.

The Validity of a Same-Sex Marriage Prenuptial Agreement in Other States

Since same-sex marriages are not legally recognized in all 50 states. When a same-sex couple that was married in New York moves to another state that does not recognize these marriages, a prenuptial agreement drafted here may not be enforceable unless it is prepared correctly. This is not something you can do at home or from a form online. It is important that your prenuptial agreement is drafted in a way that is enforceable in all 50 states. The Mandel Law Firm can inform you of your specific legal options.

Contact a Manhattan LGBT Prenuptial Attorney

The attorneys at The Mandel Law Firm have been at the forefront of LGBT issues and celebrate the passage of New York State's Marriage Equality Act. Contact us online or by telephone at (646) 770-3868 today for a free consultation with an experienced New York City same-sex prenuptial lawyer to learn how to best protect yourself and your loved ones.