What Can and Cannot Be Included In A New York Prenuptial Agreement

In light of the impending divorce of superstar couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, now is a good time to become re-acquainted with what a prenuptial agreement is and what can and cannot be included in such agreements in the State of New York. A prenuptial agreement is a contract between future spouses that they agree to prior to getting married where they each disclose to each other all the money, property and assets each own and determine their respective rights. The agreement sets in writing a future spouse’s rights and responsibilities that s/he will have during the marriage, as well as how all money, property and assets will be divided in the event of divorce or the death of a spouse. While New York law already covers how money, property and assets would divided in the event a marriage ends in divorce or death, courts recognize valid prenuptial agreements

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