Prenuptial Agreements Are Powerful Tools
When creating a prenuptial agreement, it is wise for both parties to have legal counsel. Should the prenuptial agreement ever be challenged in court, a Judge is more likely to deem the document valid if attorneys were involved in the negotiation and drafting of the agreement.
Who Needs a Prenuptial Agreement?
Prenuptial agreements are not just for the wealthy. People of all income levels and professions can benefit from entering into an agreement prior to marriage.
What’s In a Prenuptial Agreement?
Prior to a marriage, a couple may draft an agreement that outlines the distribution of their assets in the event that the marriage is dissolved. In order to have the agreement drafted properly, our attorneys advise clients to begin negotiations well in advance of their wedding date. In addition to property division, most prenuptial agreements include factors, such as:
- Stipulations regarding wages, bonuses and commissions earned during the marriage
- Agreements regarding spousal maintenance
- Decisions regarding ownership of assets purchased during the marriage
If you are in the process of ending a marriage, we can also help you in the enforcement of an existing prenuptial agreement.