The Utility Of Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements
Drafting premarital (prenuptial) and postnuptial agreements is a good way to protect assets and prevent costly divorce litigation in the future. These documents can be useful for high-asset couples with complex assets or for blended families with children from different marriages.
Regardless of your reason for drafting a pre- or postnuptial agreement, the attorneys at Bowler and Bowler can assist you. They understand the need for thorough preparation as well as keeping negotiations amicable. This is a sensitive issue for many couples, and your lawyer should treat it with care while protecting your assets. In addition to drafting prenuptial or postnuptial agreements, the attorneys can defend or contest existing agreements in divorce.
Establishing Your Property Rights
A prenuptial agreement is a legal contract detailing each party’s assets and debts prior to entering the marriage. It establishes what each party’s property rights will be if the couple divorces, which is especially important in a community property state.
You can use a prenuptial agreement to:
- Protect assets you bring to the marriage
- Set aside specific assets for children in blended families
- Keep individual debts separate
If a couple has a high net worth and significant assets, it takes an attorney with the expertise to draft pre- and postnuptial agreements. As a board-certified family law specialist, E. Toby Bowler has the experience and knowledge necessary to create agreements that will protect your share of complex assets.
A Postnuptial Agreement Can Account For Certain Life Changes
Postnuptial agreements are very similar to prenuptial agreements, but they are drafted after a couple is married. A postnuptial agreement is an option if you missed the deadline for creating a premarital agreement. An experienced family law attorney can help guide you through this process.
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