A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two parties in contemplation of marriage. These agreements usually address property issues in the event of a divorce, dissolution or death.
Prenuptial agreements can serve many purposes. Typically, this type of agreement is used to protect the inheritance of children from a prior marriage or relationship, to protect the assets of a spouse with substantially greater property or net worth, or to ensure that a spouse is taken care of in a certain manner upon divorce or death. The agreement will specify the separate property of each party as of the date of the agreement and will contain terms as to how property will be divided and/or characterized in the event of a divorce or death.
Our family law attorneys are skilled at drafting and tailoring prenuptial agreements to meet our clients’ specific needs. Our family law attorneys also work closely with our estate planning attorneys to ensure that a total estate planning package is achieved.
If you have prenuptial agreement questions, please contact one of our family law or estate planning attorneys as soon as possible to find out how they can help.