When you’re in deeply in love and entering into a marriage, separation or divorce is probably the last thing on your mind. Although many people consider marriage a spiritual and emotional bond, it is an economic partnership as well.
What is a prenuptial agreement?
A prenuptial agreement is a written contract that is created before marriage to establish the financial and property rights of each individual in the event of a divorce. The idea of such an agreement may seem contrary to what marriage symbolizes, but a prenuptial agreement that is created in a way that is respectful of everyone’s feelings can help to build trust.
Divorce is a difficult and painful process for many people, and a prenuptial agreement can help you avoid potential conflict and the emotional and financial ramifications of a bitter battle in court. In the event of divorce, both parties should engage the help of legal counsel to negotiate and settle the prenuptial agreement. Our skilled attorneys can help to ensure that your prenuptial agreement is fair and protects your assets and rights.
If you are currently facing dissolution of a marriage, our legal team can assist you through the process of separation and divorce as well.
Much like a prenuptial agreement, a postnuptial agreement is a legal contract that is created to settle property issues in the event of a divorce. Postnuptial agreements are created during marriage and require full disclosure of assets. They commonly include issues regarding division of property and spousal support in the event of divorce or separation.
We Can Help
Both of these legally binding contracts are often complex and require careful drafting by an experienced family law or divorce attorney to ensure that they are fair and enforceable in court. Our skilled attorneys have years of experience in creating prenuptial agreements that are beneficial to both parties, protect their rights and fit their individual needs.
At Stancati, Hencken and Greenlee, PC, we understand that postnuptial and prenuptial agreements may be sensitive issues, and our experienced legal team is committed to handling your prenuptial agreement in a tactful and professional manner. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us in Kalamazoo today.