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Prenuptial Lawyer in Buffalo

What Are the Benefits of a Prenup?

Why obtain a prenuptial agreement? Many people assume that these legal documents are old fashioned and that they are not for people who are middle-class or for people marrying someone that they trust. Contrary to popular belief, however, it is recommended that every couple entering into matrimony discuss drafting a prenuptial agreement with an attorney.

These agreements can help prevent major complications should you need to file for divorce in the future or if your spouse dies unexpectedly. If you are interested in discussing how a prenuptial agreement can benefit you, do not hesitate to contact the Buffalo family law attorney from The Law Office of Charles A. Messina right away.

Who Should Get a Prenup?

Prenuptial agreements are often obtained by individuals who are looking to protect themselves from incurring their spouse's debt after a divorce or people who have substantial wealth or children from another relationship. If any of the following apply to you or your fiancé, then a prenuptial agreement can highly benefit you:

  • You earn more than $100,000 a year
  • You own property or a significant portion of assets
  • You own real estate
  • You own a business

Working with a divorce attorney can help you identify what is important to you and ensure that you and your spouse's property, assets and debts are kept separate throughout a divorce. Without having a prenuptial agreement, these items can fall into the marital property category and could be subject to equitable distribution in a divorce.

Working with The Law Office of Charles A. Messina

At my firm, I am well aware that prenuptial agreements can make individuals uncomfortable, but I can walk you through every step of the legal process to ensure that you receive the most from your agreement. My firm is ready to answer your questions promptly and efficiently and keep you up to date with all happenings in your case.

Before you say, "I do," speak with a family lawyer regarding a prenuptial agreement. Contact a Buffalo prenup attorney from The Law Office of Charles A. Messina right away by completing a free case evaluation form to receive a consultation by phone.

The Law Office of Charles A. Messina - Buffalo Divorce Attorney
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