Do you Need a Prenuptial Agreement?
Taking common-sense precautions in advance of the marriage is often a healthy sign that a couple is going into the relationship with their eyes wide open about shared responsibilities and a desire to avoid conflict.
A prenuptial agreement creates the framework for the division of assets and support, among other issues, in the unlikely event that your marriage should fail. A postnuptial agreement achieves the same goals for couples who are already married. You need to learn exactly what these types of agreements can do to benefit your marriage and how you can make the most of those benefits. Let one of our experienced attorneys help you understand what these agreements can do for you.
Reasons for a Prenuptial Agreement
You may be especially interested in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement if:
Bringing up a prenuptial agreement can be extremely stressful. We are here to make the entire process easier for you. We will walk you through every stage of the process and help you get the best results possible.
Our lawyers welcome the opportunity to help with this and other family law matters. If necessary, we can also help you challenge and overturn a prenuptial agreement as you move toward divorce.
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- One or both of you have children from a previous relationship, and you want to ensure that their interests are protected.
- One or both of you have substantial assets going into the marriage.
- One of you has a stake in a business, and you wish to protect your business partners from unnecessary exposure.
- One of you is concerned about your legal obligations in the event of a divorce or separation.
- One of you is concerned about the extent and amount of spousal support you may have to pay in the event of a divorce or separation.
Keep in mind that statutes make certain assumptions when it comes to division of property in a divorce. A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement allows couples to decide for themselves how certain issues will be addressed.
What Does It Take to Draft and Review Agreements?
A successful prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is one that the court will accept. For these agreements to be considered valid by the courts, certain conditions must be met. Working with an attorney who understands how to construct valid prenuptial and postnuptial agreements is the best way to ensure that your agreement will be held to be valid by the court. Our experienced family law attorneys have helped create successful prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.