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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

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Prenuptial agreements are important legal tools for people wishing to protect their assets entering into a marriage. Postnuptial agreements serve the same purpose, but are established during the course of the marriage.

While both prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements are viewed negatively by some, they serve an important function for couples with significant assets, or where one party has significant premarital assets and the other party does not. With more than 30 years of combined experience, our lawyers know how to draft prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that protect our clients' finances.

Is A Prenuptial Agreement Right For You?

Prenuptial agreements are not right for everyone, but for many, they are an effective means of establishing parameters for the distribution of assets in the event of a death or divorce. You may wish to consider establishing a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement if:

  • This is not your first marriage
  • You have children from a previous relationship
  • You are bringing significant assets into the marriage
  • You are a business owner

We work with our clients personally to establish prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that suit their unique needs.

Is A Postnuptial Agreement Right For You?

Postnuptial agreements are created during the course of the marriage, but are often unenforceable by the courts unless they are drafted to memorialize an oral prenuptial agreement. When thinking of a postnuptial agreement it is of paramount importance that an attorney knowledgeable about the requirements of a postnuptial agreement be engaged to draft the document.

Enforcement of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

The courts give these documents extremely close scrutiny. Before signing anything, it is important to seek the advice and counsel of attorneys who are experienced in drafting, reviewing and negotiating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Both parties should have attorneys who are representing their best interests when prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are being considered, drafted and executed.

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