What Are The Pros And Cons Of A Prenup In New York?

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You might have heard the many common misconceptions about prenuptial agreements, or prenups. While many people still believe that prenups are only for wealthier couples, the reality is that couples of any financial status can benefit from a prenuptial agreement. If you’re getting married and considering a prenup, you might be wondering about the pros and cons of creating this legal document. No need to worry because our knowledgeable law firm has all the answers you need! Continue reading to learn how a Suffolk County Prenuptial Agreement Attorney can help you today.


There are many various benefits to writing up a valid prenuptial agreement with your future spouse. Most couples create a prenup to discuss how marital property (assets shared between spouses) will be handled throughout the marriage. These documents can even be used to plan how assets would be divided between spouses if they happen to get divorced in the future. This can be highly beneficial because it’s always better to plan for the future, even if you don’t want to imagine getting divorced. Prenups also give couples more control over their assets so they can make their own legal decisions outside of a courtroom.

The biggest con to a prenup is that it may benefit one spouse more than the other. Unfortunately, it’s not terribly uncommon for some spouses to use a prenup as a means to control their spouse. This can be easily avoided by reviewing your agreement with a lawyer. Overall, the many pros outweigh the few cons, which can mostly be avoided.


It’s best to discuss your prenuptial agreement with a dedicated attorney who has both your and your partner’s best interests in mind. Not only can a lawyer help you ensure it’s a legally valid document, but your lawyer can determine if the agreement benefits both spouses fairly and equally.

While many couples shy away from openly discussing finances because it can be an awkward conversation, research shows that healthy communication is key to a successful marriage. You can use your prenup as an opportunity to have honest discussions with your future spouse about what your marriage will look like and what would happen in the event of divorce. This might not be the most romantic conversation, but it can actually make your relationship stronger.

Are you considering writing up a prenuptial agreement with your fiance? You might want to speak with a family law attorney who can help you both file this important legal document. Thankfully, the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel are on your side! Contact our highly experienced team today for an initial consultation.

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