Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
Couples who are planning to marry often enter into prenuptial agreements that clarify the financial rights and obligations of each spouse in the event of a divorce. Couples can also use prenuptial agreements to determine what rights a spouse will have in the event of the other's death. Postnuptial agreements are contracts that are signed during the marriage. These are often entered into when there has been some sort of change in the marital relationship but divorce and legal separation is not yet an option for the couple.
The most common reasons that people seek to sign prenuptial agreements include protecting assets that they had prior to the marriage, protecting assets that they expect to inherit, clarifying whether a spouse will or won't be entitled to spousal support in the event of a divorce.
We help our clients negotiate prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that will not only meet their individual needs and preserve the relationship with their spouse, but will also be enforceable in the event of the divorce or death.