Start Your Best Life with a Prenuptial Agreement Created Through Mediation
With wedding season around the corner, it’s time to speak with your affianced about the idea of a prenuptial agreement prior to walking down the aisle.
A prenuptial agreement allows a couple to understand and discuss their financial interests and goals in a transparent collaborative way without getting adversarial. Getting married is a world of excitement, but no matter how you look at it, it is a serious business partnership that must be discussed honestly and openly. The reality is almost half of marriages in the United States end in divorce, so creating a legally enforceable agreement that spells out what happens in the event of divorce is just plain common sense.
During mediation couples speak confidentially with a neutral professional who can provide them with the legal information they need to build the strongest foundation possible for their marriage. Once interests and goals have been clarified, an agreement can be quickly drafted by the mediator. In order to verify the agreement protects each parties’ particular legal and financial interests, it is recommended that an independent review of the agreement by an attorney be conducted prior to the signing of the document.
Prenuptial agreements are important for couples of all ages, income levels and prior marriage experiences. The Law and Mediation Office of Helene Bernstein, PPLC, based in New York City, is happy to serve as your mediator and answer any questions you have about the process by contacting her website at www.hbernsteinlawandmediation.com.