A Fair and Equitable Contract Between Two People
Pre-and post-nuptial agreements are designed to protect both parties entering a marriage or domestic partnership. While nobody anticipates breaking up at the start of a relationship, protecting your property and financial interests ahead of time is a good idea.
Pre-and post-nuptial agreements outline the division of assets based on the criteria you decide. They will make the separation process easier and non-contestable should you ever split with your partner.
Our family law team is highly experienced in creating pre-and post-nuptial agreements. We’ll guide you through the process to ensure your assets are protected in unexpected circumstances, such as re-marriage, division of property, and spousal support.
Benefits of having a prenuptial and/or post-nuptial agreement
- Protect your business
- Preserve pre-marital assets
- Provide security for both spouses in case of a split
- Ensure children from previous marriages are provided for
- Avoid lengthy and costly court proceedings
- Mitigate unnecessary conflict
- Know in advance how assets will be divided
Additionally, there are many emotional benefits to having a legally binding prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement. By thinking of all the “what if’s” beforehand, couples can avoid contentious and uncomfortable conversations and focus on productive and forward-thinking activities.
Cost Should Not Be a Barrier to Accessing Quality Legal Services
If you don’t have the money to pay your prenuptial or post-nuptial legal fees up front, ask us about our affordable payment plans. We’ll work with your budget to come up with a strategy that works for you.
Pre-and-Postnuptial Agreements FAQ
A prenuptial agreement is a legal document between two people before they marry. It outlines how assets will be distributed in the event of divorce, separation, or death. The document can provide stipulations for property rights and all other aspects related to the marriage but cannot negatively impact child custody, support, or visitation.
A post-nuptial agreement is very much like a prenuptial agreement. However, it is created after the couple marries. It is intended to help settle the couple’s assets and affairs in case they separate or divorce.
Pre-and post-nuptial agreements help to ease the stress, and emotional impact of divorce, separation, or death of one partner as all aspects of property and asset division are already spelled out in a legal document.
Protecting Both Parties
If you are unsure whether you need a pre- or post-nuptial agreement, call today to speak to one of our lawyers. We always proceed with the utmost discretion and will help you create an agreement that reflects the interests of both partners.