Pre-nuptial agreements are agreements made prior to marriage that typically provide for matters such as the division of assets and spousal support. With respect to property division, these agreements often address matters such as property each spouse had prior to the marriage, subsequent property that may be acquired based upon pre-marital assets, and property that may be acquired after the marriage.
Post-nuptial agreements are much the same as prenuptial agreements, except that they are entered into after the marriage has taken place.
Why Enter into a Pre- or Post-Nuptial Agreement?
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements can be highly advantageous, as in the event of a divorce, key aspects such as property division and spousal support may have already been agreed upon. Thus, instead of potentially spending huge amounts of money on legal fees in what may be a very emotionally difficult time, legal fees and disputes can be minimized.
With respect to spousal support, such agreements may provide a sense of certainty for each spouse. The risk of later having to reach an agreement or submitting that matter to a judge can be eliminated.
Will the Agreement be Enforceable? Our Representation
We have years of experience in negotiating, drafting, and representing clients in pre- and post-nuptial agreements. We are familiar with the reasons that courts have sometimes invalidated such agreements, and we take all steps necessary to avoid having any reasonable basis for any potential future invalidation.
Our representation of clients in pre- and post-nuptial agreements is based upon thoroughly understanding their financial position and objectives, and creating a negotiated, unambiguous agreement that sets forth all terms and conditions which have been agreed upon. To learn more about our representation, please call our firm.