Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys
Protecting Your Rights in Marital Property Agreements
If you are considering signing a prenuptial agreement, it is critical you know your rights and understand the ramifications of what you are signing. It is also important to act quickly if the marriage date is approaching. Our experienced family law attorneys can help you protect your financial interests before you get married.
What you need to know.
A prenuptial agreement, also called a premarital agreement makes sense in many situations. Under the right circumstances, it sets clear expectations for the two people as they enter marriage and protects both in the event of a divorce. However, a lop-sided or hastily drafted agreement can work against you or lead to litigation down the road.
Properly crafted, the prenuptial agreement declares which assets belong to the individuals (separate property) and which assets will be considered part of the marital estate after you wed. If you bring your own home, business, or inheritance to the marriage, these assets are protected in the event the marriage doesn’t work out. Many people entering a second marriage sign premarital agreements to protect their own assets as well as the inheritance rights of children from a first marriage.
Drafting your prenuptial agreement.
Our attorneys can negotiate and draft your agreement or review and revise your current agreement. If we draft the agreement for you, the first thing we will do is compile a list of your assets. Next, we will discuss your goals for the agreement. Lastly, we will draft a prenuptial agreement that expresses your goals and present it to your future spouse for review.
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