Whether you are considering a prenuptial agreement or have been asked to sign a postnuptial agreement, it is important to know your rights and potential obligations for signing a marital contract. At The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott P.C., our attorneys are committed to protecting the immediate and future interests of our clients through the drafting, modification and enforcement of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. A prenuptial agreement could be an asset in protecting your assets, investments and financial future.
Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for You?
Many people entering into a marriage believe that a prenuptial agreement is only necessary for high-asset individuals or a second marriage. In reality, a prenuptial agreement is important for any couple interested in clearly defining the division of property should the marriage terminate. You may think that premarital agreement or a "prenup" sounds unromantic, but it could be an asset in protecting your rights and financial security in the event of a divorce. A prenuptial agreement is especially helpful for couples who:
- Want to protect property for their children
- Have significant assets or family inheritance
- Own real estate property
- Own a personal, professional or family business
Protect Your Assets in the Event of Divorce
Marital contracts allow you and your spouse to come to mutual agreements prior to a divorce. This can help to clearly identify rights and responsibilities, before a dispute arises. While you cannot determine a custody agreement prior to divorce, you and your spouse can make agreements on asset division, retirement accounts, and alimony or spousal support. When considering the terms of an agreement, both parties should be represented by independent counsel so that their rights are fairly represented. Our attorneys can represent your interests and review or draft a prenuptial agreement on your behalf.
We take pride in our knowledge of local courts, negotiating and trial skills, clear communication with clients and effectiveness in managing and litigating your case.
Contact The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott P.C. today for a free consultation and case evaluation if you are seeking to relocate after divorce.