Martial Agreements can make a huge difference when it comes to the complexities of divorce and separation.
Prenuptial, prenups, and/or premarital agreements, are all the same type of contract between married people. These contracts define the rights and obligations of each spouse prior to the date of getting married. Prenuptial agreements are highly complex legal documents that require very careful scrutiny by experienced attorneys. If you are contemplating getting married, and you have substantial assets you want to make sure remain yours even after the date of marriage, schedule a consultation with Attorney John Blackmon in order to protect those assets in the event the marriage does not turn out as expected. Despite the relatively high cost of creating a unique prenuptial agreement for a pre-marital couple, having a prenuptial agreement in place prior to the date of your marriage will almost certainly reduce the costs associated with a divorce, should that eventuality come to pass.
Postnuptial agreements are very similar to prenuptial agreements, but these contracts are distinguished by the simple fact that they are executed after the date of the parties’ marriage. Because of the timing of the execution of a postnuptial agreement, the rules associated with their enforceability are less clear. However, experienced attorneys practicing in this area know what may be, and should be, included to ensure the contract is enforceable in the event of a divorce in the future. If you are already married, and have a desire to redefine, or to clarify, the rights and obligations of each spouse, schedule a consultation with Attorney John Blackmon to discuss your options, and whether or not a postnuptial agreement makes sense for your particular set of circumstances.