Post Nuptial Agreements
Protecting Your Financial Situations
If you are already married but are interested in taking steps to protect your financial future and the future of your children, you should speak with a family lawyer about a post nuptial agreement. Similar to a prenuptial agreement except that it takes place after two people have already been married, a post nuptial agreement is a way for a couple to protect separate assets they may have accumulated over the course of the marriage. Many couples who opt for post nuptial agreements have usually accumulated a considerable amount of wealth or property over the duration of their marriage that they wish to protect. It is often the case that before the couple got married, they had no assets to speak of, which is why they did not get a prenuptial agreement, but a post nuptial agreement is a good way for all involved parties to protect what is near and dear to them after already entering into a marriage.
At Claery & Green, our skilled family lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary to help both you and your spouse draft and implement a post nuptial agreement. Our experiencedfamily law attorneys will guide you through the process so that you clearly understand the terms of the agreement. Avoiding confusion during this phase will ensure that things will progress smoother and more efficiently in the future should the post nuptial agreement ever need to be re-visited.
Attorneys to Assist in Post Nuptial Agreements
Before deciding to enter into a post nuptial agreement, there are several things which should be discussed between the couple. An open discussion about the following will help you better prepare to speak with your attorney about a post nuptial agreement:
- Discuss all of your separate & mutual assets and debts.
- Discuss the current financial status of your relationship including spending habits, roles and responsibilities and any concerns you have over money matters.
- Be open and honest about your assumptions and expectations of how property would be handled in the case of death or divorce.
- Revisit the contract periodically, especially if your lifestyle or financial status changes drastically.
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