Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
A prenuptial, or premarital or postnuptial agreement, is a contract entered into by spouses prior to, or after, marriage. It is an agreement which predetermines the distribution of property and support if the marriage ends in dissolution. While these agreements are typically used for the wealthy, they are particularly important in second, third and subsequent marriages.
This area of practice reaches into our extensive estate planning practice, and our team is happy to help you and your family plan for the future.
Pre- and postnuptial agreements serve multiple purposes and can be invaluable. Some of the values of pre- and postnuptial agreements are:
- Protection of assets
- Predetermination of child support
- Predetermination of spousal support
Validity of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
When parties enter into pre-nuptial agreements or post-nuptial agreements there may be issues of interpretation and/or validity if the marriage does not work out. If the parties do not agree as to the validity of an agreement, the divorce court will determine the issue.
If you are going through a separation or divorce with a pre- or postnuptial agreement involved, we can help. Contact our office to set up your free consultation to speak with us, review your agreement, and explore your options.
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