Premarital & Postmarital Agreements

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Our lawyers have assisted many clients through the years with premarital (prenuptial) agreements, in which the spouses-to-be agree prior to their marriage on financial and related arrangements upon divorce or the death of a spouse.

Premarital agreements may make sense for those who are entering a second marriage, own a family business, have assets to protect, or are a beneficiary of trusts or large inheritances. The agreement must be signed by both parties voluntarily. Both spouses must have the opportunity to have an independent lawyer review the agreement, and the couple must provide each other fair and reasonable financial disclosure.

We also increasingly are working on postmarital agreements, when spouses are uncertain about the future of their marriage and want specific legal understandings regarding their financial and parenting arrangements during the marriage and if they are divorced.

Ben Callaghan