Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements
Planning in advance of getting married or putting an agreement in place once married to document division of assets should the marriage dissolve are both important reasons to seek legal counsel from a family law firm.
Our family law services include developing prenuptial or postnuptial agreements, reviewing a proposed agreement, or providing insight on the validity and enforceability of an existing prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.
The Importance Of A Prenuptial Agreement & Planning Ahead
Couples often decide to enter into prenuptial agreements in order to exclude certain assets from the property division process should a divorce occur. A prenuptial agreement can also be used to protect the inheritance rights of children from prior marriages. In addition to protections in a potential divorce, a properly drawn agreement is a legally binding contract that can serve to strengthen a marriage. Prenuptial agreements usually list in detail the property each party has at the time of the marriage. The other party must have a reasonable amount of time to review the proposed agreement. For this reason, you should obtain the advice of a lawyer weeks or months before the wedding.
An attorney at our firm can review your situation and recommend the right solution for you. We can draft an agreement designed to achieve your goals, review a proposed agreement and, if necessary, negotiate improvements in a proposed agreement.
Contact us today to get a prenuptial agreement in place.
Our family law firm also provides legal services for postnuptial agreements. A postnuptial agreement serves to protect or divide assets and to memorialize agreements of the parties during the marriage that can be used should the marriage dissolve.
If you would like to discuss establishing a postnuptial agreement, please contact us.
It’s important that either agreement is developed to be enforceable in the case of divorce. For more information about enforceable prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, click here.