Though the benefits of signing a prenuptial agreement far outweigh the cons of it, many New York residents are still not prepared to enter into such an emotionally charged conversation right before tying the knot. They also believe that talking about divorce might jinx a marriage, therefore avoiding the important talk about what to do in the event that a marriage ends. However, it is important to know that married couples who forewent a prenuptial agreement can enter into a postnuptial agreement to protect their assets just as thoroughly.
A postnuptial agreement is similar to a prenuptial one, except that couples enter into it after they have gotten married, rather than before. Similar to a prenup, couples disclose all their property to one another, both separate and marital property, before entering into the agreement. While these were previously unenforceable in most states, their popularity and acceptability are both increasing, both legally and culturally.