Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Amicably Arranging Financial Matters Between You and Your Partner
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are contracts that are executed between spouses or future spouses that determines their respective rights during the marriage and in the event of a divorce.
The purpose of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is to amicably arrange your financial matters between you and your partner. Business and financial interests can be intricate and complex, especially when there is a vast amount of property or other assets. There may be many different reasons for settling such matters now as opposed to sometime in the future when current laws may have changed. Having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement does not necessarily indicate that a divorce is an imminent event for your marriage.
Important things to consider when contemplating a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement:
- Valuable tool to help you and your spouse examine all of your assets, debts, and other financial resources
- Prenuptial agreements are growing in popularity, as more people are marrying a second or third time and realize the value of protecting their assets.
- Postnuptial agreements are very similar to prenuptial agreements but are just made after you and your spouse are married
- Each party (you and your fiancé or spouse) must have separate legal counsel to ensure the agreement accomplishes the purpose for it and that you are fully advised as to your legal rights at every step.
Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement issues your agreement can address:
- Preserving separate assets
- Health insurance coverage
- Life insurance coverage
- Distributing appreciated value of assets
- Spousal support
- Bank, retirement, and investment accounts
- How Postnuptial Agreements Can Help You & Your Spouse
If you need advice concerning a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, The Law Office of Joshua Adam Kittenplan, P.C. is equipped to help you with any marriage contract.
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