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Prenuptial Agreements

The world is complicated.  People often come into a new relationship with children, businesses, and assets from prior marriages or relationships.  They know the reality is that many marriages fail, and, when they do, parties are often destroyed both financially and emotionally.

  • A person often comes into a marriage with children, businesses and other assets from a prior marriage that he or she needs to protect.
  • The reality is that many marriages fail, and, when they do, they can and often do destroy the couples both financially and emotionally.
  • Pre and post marital agreements can define the property rights that will result from the marriage and ensure that, if the marriage does not work out, it will have an orderly, dignified and civilized ending.

For these and other reasons, many people are hesitant either to enter into a new marriage or to continue with an existing one without some written assurance that, if the marriage does not work out, there will be some limit on their financial exposure.  At a minimum, a person in this situation typically wants to make sure he or she does not lose his or her business and the assets he or she had before the contemplated marriage.

Pre and post marital agreements are useful tools in these situations, provided that, when drafting them, all statutory and other requirements are met.  Properly drafted, these agreements can define the property rights that will result from the marital relationship, and ensure that, if the marriage does not work out, the marriage will have an orderly, dignified and civilized ending.  Let our legal team help design an agreement that meets your individual needs.