Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
We help our clients negotiate prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that will not only meet their individual needs and preserve the relationship with their future spouse, but will also be enforceable in the event of the divorce or death.
How it works: 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. 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.
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 or financial circumstances that causes one or both parties to seek more financial security but the couple is not looking to divorce or legally separate. Some common reasons why people seek postnuptial agreements include:
- A prenuptial agreement was discussed, but never signed
- There has been some sort of betrayal (whether physical or financial) that has raised financial concerns
- A spouse has recently acquired assets through inheritance
- A spouse has incurred large debts
At Vacca Law and Mediation, we are ready to help you find the right solution for your situation. Contact us today.