You cannot predict the future, but you can take steps to make sure that your legal and financial interests will be protected no matter what the future holds. At Buczek Carpenter, our attorneys have more than 20 years of family law experience and have seen it all. This perspective helps us create thorough prenuptial agreements that account for all of life’s possibilities.
A prenuptial agreement – commonly called a “prenup” – is a legally binding contract that outlines the division of assets as well as each party’s rights and responsibilities in the event of a divorce.
You do not have to be wealthy or in a volatile relationship to need a prenuptial agreement; everyone can benefit from one. However, prenuptial agreements can be particularly beneficial for older couples or couples who are entering a second marriage. They can set aside certain property as individual property in order to avoid comingling assets and protect the inheritance of children from a previous marriage.
Yes and no. It’s too late for a prenuptial agreement, but not too late for a postnuptial agreement. A postnuptial agreement can accomplish many of the same goals. These can be particularly useful for spouses who wish to protect themselves from their partner’s debts.
Are you ready to protect your rights and assets with a prenuptial agreement? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and we’ll take it from there.