A prenuptial (before marriage) agreement is an intelligent choice for someone who has never been married, or previously married, with substantial assets to protect. As you enter into your marriage, a prenuptial agreement helps you save your premarital assets and plan for an unpredictable future. Prenuptial agreements are not for everyone, but for those who have acquired premarital assets either through employment, gift or inheritance, it is a good idea to protect those assets prior to getting married. An experienced family law attorney can help you draft a prenuptial agreement that is catered your needs. If you already have a prenuptial agreement, you can discuss with your attorney whether you have a basis for contesting the validity of the prenuptial agreement in a divorce case. Prenuptial agreements are also helpful to those individuals who are getting married for the second or third time and who want to save their assets for their children or other heirs. An attorney can also assist parties with drafting postnuptial (during marriage) agreements.
To be valid and executable, every prenuptial or post nuptial agreement must comply with the following requirements:
Both Prenuptial and Post nuptial agreements are complicated and must be carefully drafted. Our firm has experienced family law attorneys that are knowledgeable in drafting agreements that will hold up to a challenge in court.