ABOUT PREMARITAL AND POST-MARITAL AGREEMENTS
Contrary to conventional wisdom, premarital and post-marital agreements can provide structure, clarity, and a pathway to a successful marriage by eliminating one of the most powerful marital stressors: money.
If you are entering into a marriage with assets or debts, a premarital agreement is a legally binding method to secure and protect your financial future. As more and more couples choose to remarry or marry later in life, many of them see the wisdom of creating a prenuptial or post-marital agreement that will ensure a predictable and orderly transition if things do not work out. Premarital and post-marital agreements are defined as:
- Premarital agreement (commonly referred to as a prenup) – a binding legal document that is created between two people before marriage. The document usually outlines each party’s assets and debts and how they are to be handled should they later divorce.
- Post-marital agreement – a document outlining the same information as a premarital agreement, but is contracted after the couple is wed. Post-marital agreements are also binding legal documents that define the division of assets and debts should the marriage be dissolved.
Since 1987, every premarital agreement attorney at GoransonBain has helped clients create prenuptial agreements to identify preexisting property, define financial responsibilities, and clarify how property distributions will be handled in the future.
Do You Need a Premarital or Post-Marital Agreement?
If you are contemplating marriage, or are already married but have no agreed financial plan with your spouse in place, call us to schedule a consultation to discuss whether a premarital or post-marital agreement is in your best interest.
These documents must be drafted following certain guidelines and laws. Our lawyers can help you create an agreement that protects both you and your spouse’s financial future.
We can provide candid feedback about your situation and explain how a prenuptial or post-marital agreement secures your financial future should divorce ever become a reality for you and your spouse.
For couples who are already married, we can develop post-marital agreements that are designed to help avoid costly divorce proceedings and conflict in the years ahead by pre-defining the terms of divorce, should you want to separate in the future. Either way, GoransonBain can help you formalize your plan.
Contact a Premarital Agreement Attorney at GoransonBain Today
It was not too long ago that the idea of requiring your soon-to-be spouse to declare his or her assets to ensure a peaceful parting in the future was insulting. Fast forward to 2015 and we are now seeing a trend of many women, as well as men, stepping up to secure their finances and property before saying “I do.”
If you believe you could benefit from a premarital or post-marital agreement, contact GoransonBain online or by phone. Schedule a consultation with us to determine which document is right for you and your spouse.