Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are useful legal documents to help protect yourself in the event of divorce. Prenuptial agreements are completed before you get married. Postnuptial agreements can be signed at any time after marriage.
The terms of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can vary widely. Both agreements may be used to determine the ownership and division of property and to set maintenance (alimony) payments in the event of divorce. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements may also be used to protect a party’s interest in a family-owned business or assets inherited by either party during the marriage. Both types of agreements may be drafted to address all aspects of a couple’s property and finances, but neither agreement may be used to determine child custody or child support as these issues must be decided at the time of divorce.
Creating Solutions Now To Protect Your Future
No two marriages are the same, and your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement should be carefully drafted to meet your specific needs and goals and ensure that your rights and interests are protected. At Beattie Freeman Onorato Family Law Group, our approach to prenuptial and postnuptial agreements is designed to empower our clients to create a roadmap for their future by clearly defining each party’s interests and obligations before disputes arise. Determining these issues now and not later on provides peace of mind and enables parties to avoid the stress and cost of lengthy divorce proceedings. While it can be an uncomfortable conversation to have with your partner, these agreements are meant to set clear expectations that can benefit both parties.
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