When getting married, it is important to protect your personal assets that you bring into marriage. This can be accomplished by drafting a clear prenuptial agreement, which can save time, expense and aggravation should a divorce occur.
It is important that your prenuptial agreement reflects your personal needs and goals, and it should be written clearly to prevent potential disputes. The lawyers at Berman & Asbel, LLP, believe that it is often easier and less expensive to address important issues before you and your future spouse become emotional and upset from relationship problems.
Addressing the Negative Beliefs Around Prenuptial Agreements
Some people believe that discussing a prenuptial agreement indicates a lack of trust or other problems with a relationship, but this belief is incorrect. Many loving and happily married couples go through this process with no negative effect on their relationship. We encourage you to discuss the possibility of a prenuptial agreement and to realize it is merely a tool to protect against unforeseen complications, should they arise.
What Is a Prenuptial Agreement and What Does It Do?
A prenuptial agreement, also called a prenup or premarital agreement, is a contract made by people prior to marriage. It allows individuals to address the division of assets, distribution of debts and allocation of spousal support in the event that the relationship ends.
In the event that either spouse is part of a family-owned business, prenuptial agreements can address potential estate or inheritance issues, and are vital to asset protection. Our firm can draft a prenuptial agreement for your spouse to review, as well as review and negotiate premarital agreements drafted by your future spouse's attorney. This way, we can ensure fairness on your behalf and amend the agreement if necessary.
A 'Prenuptial Agreement' for Unmarried Couples
Today, Berman & Asbel represents a substantial number of persons involved in relationships that have many of the attributes of marriage (children, home ownership, joint assets and debts) without being married. These cases present special difficulties that would benefit from a carefully prepared Agreement created prior to the development of relationship problems.
Postnuptial Agreements for Married Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Couples and Second Marriage Couples
Postnuptial agreements are similar to prenuptial agreements, but they are created after a couple marries. Postnuptial agreements become an option when a couple experiences a change in circumstances or anticipates a divorce in the future.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are particularly useful when it is the second marriage for one or both spouses. If there are children from either spouse's previous marriage, it is helpful to have a legally binding agreement outlining inheritance rights and issues of child custody and support.
We Will Discuss Your Prenuptial or Postnuptial Needs
We will always keep your best interests in mind and can take the necessary steps toward protecting your assets. To discuss your situation in more detail, call us now at 484-842-0276 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation.