Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
Developing An Agreement That Will Protect You
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are contracts that lay out the terms of a divorce in case the marriage ends. Prenuptial agreements are accomplished prior to marriage. A postnuptial agreement is entered into after the marriage, and may be appropriate for couples who have experienced significant changes in their economic circumstances and think that a divorce may occur sometime in the future.
Both prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements have gained greater popularity because of their usefulness. If you and your loved one want to protect your individual assets in the case of divorce, speak with our family lawyers in Chester County & Delaware County. At The Maroto Law Group, we have nearly 20 years of experience helping our clients through the agreement process.
Advantages of Creating an Agreement
In most cases, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can be worked out in a smooth and calm manner because tension is not normally involved. It is often encouraged that each party seek the counsel of a knowledgeable attorney before the agreement is finalized to ensure that neither party's rights have been taken for granted. We can also help you understand the specific benefits of an agreement as it pertains to your current or pending marriage. Some of the benefits to such agreements include:
Protection of your individual property
Support of estate plan
Reduction of conflicts
Defining of what is separate property
Clarifying of special agreements
No matter what the status of your marriage or relationship, it is important to invest time into the planning of your financial future. The drafting of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is not done with the expectation that the marriage will fail. Contact us today for the assistance you deserve.