In general Pre-Nuptial agreements are executed in order to avoid later litigation and generally require a waiver of rights and obligations that may otherwise be imposed upon one or both parties by a Court of Law in the event of a later separation or divorce.
Under present New York State Law anything can be found to have a financial value. However if these "items" of "value" belonged to either spouse prior to the marriage, they remain the separate property of that party. It is important to determine what property each party owns or possesses at the time of the marriage and to understand how that separate property may be protected upon dissolution of the marriage. Only after full financial disclosure can the necessity for the pre-nuptial agreement be determined and the goals of the client identified. Pre-nuptial agreements outline the duties and responsibilities of each party to one another in the event of the future divorce. New York State upholds that validity of such agreements so long as each party has been represented by separate counsel and each party had been fully informed of all of the property, assets and liabilities of the other party in advance of the execution of the agreement and made aware of the consequence of entry into the agreement.
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