A Prenuptial Agreement (also known as a premarital agreement or “prenup”) is a written contract entered into by two individuals before they are married. A Prenuptial Agreement outlines the parties’ agreement on how to divide their estate in the event of a divorce. A Prenuptial Agreement can define which assets are marital or non-marital, identify the property and debt of each individual prior to the marriage, divide financial assets and debts, award attorney’s fees, and determine what, if any, maintenance will be paid to the other spouse.
While Prenuptial Agreements are useful tools for all individuals, they are highly recommended for individuals who have larger financial portfolios, business owners, or individuals who have previously been married and who wish to clearly outline property designated for their previously born children or grandchildren. Prenuptial Agreements are increasingly utilized by couples to protect against potentially lengthy and costly litigation in the event of a divorce.
A carefully crafted and creative Prenuptial Agreement is essential if you want to protect your future financial stability and security. The attorneys at Hammer Serna & Quinn are skilled in the nuances of drafting and negotiating Prenuptial Agreements and can assist you in protecting your financial future.
Postnuptial Agreements (also known as Post Marital Agreements) are written contracts similar to Prenuptial Agreements. Postnuptial Agreement outlines what will happen in the event of a divorce, but they are entered into after the parties are married.
The attorneys at Hammer Serna & Quinn can advise and guide you through a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement. Please contact us today to learn how these agreements will protect your rights.
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