A prenuptial agreement is a contract between prospective spouses that addresses the financial rights between those spouses in the event of divorce or death during the marriage. A prenuptial agreement, if well drafted, will reduce litigation in the event of a divorce, provide certainty as to the outcome of the issues covered by a prenuptial agreement, and reduce attorney fees that would otherwise be incurred resolving the issues covered in a prenuptial agreement.
A premarital agreement may be appropriate in a number of situations. If you have been married before and are entering into your next marriage with wealth you previously acquired, you may want to consider a prenuptial agreement to protect and preserve your premarital assets, especially if you desire to protect a home, business or interest in a business, particularly a family business.
If you have a child or children from a prior relationship, a prenuptial agreement is important to protect your children’s potential inheritance. If you anticipate receiving an inheritance or gifts from your parents or a relative, a prenuptial is important to protect those assets as well. Parents with means also encourage their children to consider a prenuptial agreement to protect future gifts from the family or interests in family businesses from being shared in the event of divorce.
At Feldman Jackson, we understand that the need for a prenuptial agreement can be a delicate matter. We are experienced family law attorneys who are committed to handling issues related to prenuptial agreements with sensitivity and discretion, understanding that the ultimate goal is not only to have a valid and enforceable prenuptial agreement, but to do it in a way that allows a couple to have a successful marriage. We assist clients with drafting prenuptial agreements tailored to their needs, and with reviewing prenuptial agreements that may have been drafted by counsel for our client's fiancé. We also assist clients with enforcing agreements in court or challenging the validity of such agreements.
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