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Protect what is yours in the event of the unthinkable
We’ve all seen that sitcom. A young engaged couple goes to sign a prenuptial agreement, there are some ridiculous terms laid out by the groom to be, the bride to be gets upset, punches him lovingly in the arm, rolls her eyes and says, “that’s my man!” Cue laugh track, roll credits.
As legal professionals, we don’t find this particularly funny, nor accurate.
Prenuptial agreements get a bad reputation. Most feel that if there is trust and honesty in a relationship, then a prenuptial agreement is unnecessary. This assumption can often lead to a costly back-and-forth battle over what is owed and what one feels entitled to.
It has been our experience that being upfront and honest with each other about what is separate property and what is shared property, and putting it in writing is the best way to guarantee peace of mind for both parties and create a smoother and less stressful divorce agreement should that come to pass.
Sometimes, an agreement needs to be made after you’re married. Maybe you’re starting a business, and your partners require you to get one. Or you have an existing prenuptial agreement that needs to be updated to reflect changing circumstances.
Courts look upon postnuptial agreements with great scrutiny, and they must be negotiated in good faith. Having an attorney negotiate on your behalf is critical to your protection and peace of mind.
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Our Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement Attorneys
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