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Troy Prenup Lawyers

March 21, 2024 Uncategorized


Troy Prenup Lawyers – Creating Agreements to Protect Your Interests

Getting married is an exciting milestone, but it also creates a legal partnership. More Troy couples are looking at prenups to define financial terms upfront instead of leaving it to New York law. But you want an agreement that’s fair and enforceable.

Our Troy prenup attorneys have the experience to make that happen. We help couples thoughtfully navigate this process. Here’s an overview of how prenups work in Troy and how we can help.

Who Needs a Prenup in Troy?

Here are common reasons Troy couples get prenups:

  • You own real estate, a business, or other major assets
  • You expect to receive an inheritance
  • You have kids from a previous relationship
  • You’ll earn much more than your spouse
  • You want to keep finances separate
  • You have family money you want to protect

The goal is protecting assets you brought into the marriage while still providing for your partner. A prenup gives you control over division of property if you split up.

What Can a Troy Prenup Cover?

Prenups give you flexibility to define financial terms of your marriage. Common sections in a Troy prenup include:

  • Asset division – How you’ll split property like real estate, businesses, cars, etc.
  • Debts – Who pays debts incurred before and during marriage.
  • Earnings – If you’ll share income and assets acquired during marriage.
  • Inheritance – If you’ll share gifts/inheritances received during marriage.
  • Alimony – Terms for spousal support if you divorce.
  • Life insurance – To provide for spouse at death.

An attorney can help you address topics relevant to your unique situation.

Christine Twomey
Christine Twomey
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Brendan huisman
Alex Zhik contacted me almost immediately when I reached out to Spodek for a consultation and was able to effectively communicate the path forward/consequences of my legal issue. I immediately agreed to hire Alex for his services and did not regret my choice. He was able to cover my case in court (with 1 day notice) and not only was he able to push my case down, he carefully negotiated a dismissal of the charge altogether. I highly recommend Spodek, and more specifically, Alex Zhik for all of your legal issues. Thanks guys!
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Guerline Menard
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Creating a Fair Troy Prenup

No one wants a one-sided agreement. Tips for a balanced prenup include:

  • Full disclosure – Reveal all assets, debts, income sources, etc.
  • Adequate time – Allow several weeks to review with separate lawyers.
  • Consider future – Finances will likely change during marriage.
  • Independent counsel – Each spouse should have their own lawyer.
  • Room for negotiation – Rarely enforced exactly as written.

The right prenup provides protection while taking care of your partner. Our attorneys can help craft an agreement you both feel good about.

Enforcing Troy Prenups

Courts will generally uphold prenups that are:

  • Voluntary – Entered into willingly without duress.
  • Full disclosure – Assets were fully disclosed.
  • With counsel – Both parties had their own lawyers.
  • Reasonable – Terms are reasonable at the time signed.

If a prenup is extremely one-sided or signed under questionable circumstances, parts or all of it may be invalidated. We help create solid prenups that hold up in New York courts.

Changing Your Troy Prenup

Over time, you may want to revisit your prenup. Common reasons to modify include:

  • Having children
  • Receiving an inheritance or gift
  • Change in income or assets
  • Buying property together
  • Moving to a new state

Modifications require the same formal process as creating the initial prenup. We can help update your agreement to reflect new developments.

Working with Experienced Troy Prenup Attorneys

Although prenups are common today, the laws can be nuanced. An attorney well-versed in New York family law can make the process smooth. Here’s how we help:

  • Advise about prenup laws and court enforceability in New York
  • Review financial disclosures
  • Draft agreement terms tailored to your situation
  • Negotiate a fair agreement with your partner’s lawyer
  • Ensure proper legal formalities are met
  • Modify your prenup as needed down the road

We know prenups can be an emotional topic. Our goal is protecting you through this important process. If you’re getting married in Troy, contact us to start planning your prenup today.


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