What Steps are Necessary to Enter a Valid Premarital Agreement in New York?

New York law requires that premarital agreements be in writing and signed by both parties. Additionally, the agreement must be witnessed and recorded in accordance with the way deeds are notarized in the state of New York. The agreement must be fair and reasonable when it is enacted and not unconscionable when it is enforced. Each party must provide the other party with full disclosure of his or her financial assets and liabilities prior to enacting the agreement.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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