Premarital And Postmarital Agreements That Work
Many people mistakenly believe that having a premarital agreement means that a couple already anticipates they will get divorced. In our 35-plus years of experience in the area of family law, however, we have found the opposite to be true. People who seek the assistance and guidance of a seasoned family law attorney to negotiate and enter into a premarital agreement actually fare better than those who do not plan ahead.
During the process of drafting, negotiating, and entering into a premarital or prenuptial agreement the lines of communication between future spouses are opened. Each party is able to receive a full financial disclosure from his or her fiancé/fiancée, to address any and all financial concerns he or she might have, and to thereafter move forward with their marriage with full confidence and certainty as to his or her rights.
Creating Effective Postmarital Agreements
During a couple’s marriage, circumstances may change so as to make a postmarital or postnuptial agreement a necessity. A postmarital agreement can provide for property to be divided in a certain manner, or to ensure that certain property is isolated as one of the party’s sole and separate property. Unlike a premarital agreement, however, a postmarital agreement cannot be used to determine either party’s ability to receive alimony in the event of a divorce.
The Advantages Of Creating An Agreement Now
Premarital and postmarital agreements can cover a multitude of contingencies and can be customized for each couple. Premarital and postmarital agreements can spell out not only how property will be divided in the event of a divorce, but can also cover:
- Whether a family business will be maintained or sold
- Children from previous relationships
- Alimony (premarital agreements only)
- Debt liability
- Heirloom property, inheritances or investments
The primary advantage of a premarital or postmarital agreement is the peace of mind that accompanies same. The parties to a premarital or postmarital agreement know that in the event of a divorce, the division of their property has already been determined. In that sense, an effective premarital or postmarital agreement helps protect against a long and drawn-out divorce.
In order to ensure that your premarital or postmarital agreement is effective, it is imperative that you have the assistance of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. At The Dickerson Karacsonyi Law Group, our lawyers are not only experienced in complex contract creation, but we also have in-depth knowledge with regard to the divorce process. As a result, our attorneys are perfectly equipped to assist you in creating a premarital or postmarital agreement that will protect you and meet all of your needs.
An Established History Of Success
The Dickerson Karacsonyi Law Group is a premier Las Vegas family law firm. Our legal services are without equal when it comes to client protection. Serving clients throughout Nevada since 1986.