Prenuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements


Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

 A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is not about distrust or impending divorce, it is about planning and protecting the financial future of both parties. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are commonly used to establish the financial obligations of the parties if the marriage is subsequently dissolved and can be entered into either during the marriage or after the marriage. Who Should Enter into a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement? 

Who Should Enter Into a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement

 More couples are entering into prenuptial or postnuptial agreements simply because they do not want a court telling them how to divide their assets should they decide to separate. Whether a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is right for you depends on your unique situation.  For example, if you are a young couple just starting out, will have about the same income during the marriage,  and will accumulate most of your assets during the marriage, a prenuptial agreement may not be right for you. 

You should certainly consider entering into a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement if:

  • You own a business
  • Have significant assets
  • Have children or grandchildren from a previous marriage
  • Expect to receive a large inheritance
  • There is a significant difference between your income and that of your spouse 
  • You expect a sizable increase in income.

We understand that each person has a long list of questions and expectations that need to be addressed before they can make an informed decision as to whether or not a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is necessary for their unique situation.    Harris Divorce & Family Law has extensive experience in drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and is ready to address your concerns and answer your questions.