What is a Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement?
A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is a written contract executed prior to or after a marriage. The goal of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is to settle the couples affairs and assets in the event of separation or divorce.
There is a distinct difference between prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. The primary difference is the date at which they are signed. A prenuptial agreement is signed before the marriage. They are generally enforceable as long as they are fair, equitable, reasonable, and voluntarily entered into with a full understanding of the rights and assets of each party. Prenuptial agreements are usually uncommon in most cases because it is generally uncommon for couples to create a post marriage agreement before entering marriage.
Postnuptial agreements have the same function as prenuptial agreements, but they are established after the marriage. Often people with troubled marriages that are looking to try to resolve issues will consider postnuptial agreements. These parties may want to limit the continued interest that the other spouse will receive in marital assets if reconciliation is not successful.
Is a Marital Agreement Right For You?
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements provide couples comfort in knowing their assets are protected in the event of an unsuccessful marriage. If you are entering into a second or third marriage, and have significant assets, a marital agreement may be right for you. Many significant assets including real estate and investments, or even children from a first marriage are extremely important to us and we want to ensure they are considered first in a marital agreement. If any of these concerns appeal to you, and you would like protection for them in the event of a divorce or separation, then a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement will prove beneficial for you.
Michigan Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement Lawyers
At Spindler, Nausieda & Associates, we create a customized solution to your legal problem. We have experience in writing, reviewing and litigating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. We know that every individual and family has a unique set of circumstances, and we tailor solutions to meet your specific needs. Our Milford, Michigan prenuptial and postnuptial agreement attorneys have over 15 years of legal experience and will aggressively protect your interests.
Contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss whether a marital agreement is right for you. You will find us knowledgeable, experienced, and, above all, ready to listen and fight for your interests. Come to our Milford office.