Anyone who is considering marriage and who has income or assets that they wish to protect should seriously consider entering into a prenuptial agreement (also known as a premarital agreement or “prenup”.) Such an agreements are made in contemplation of marriage and allow both marital partners to make plans for their future.
A prenuptial agreement should address 3 questions:
(1) What happens while we are married?
(2) What happens if one of us dies while we are married?
(3) What happens if we divorce?
Prenuptial agreements provide potential marital couples the opportunity to have mature and frank discussions with one another to plan for their future in all aspects. But, such agreements must be done with the assistance of a Family Law attorney as there are several issues which cannot be addressed in such an agreement and there are numerous requirements pertaining to the drafting, negotiation, and execution of such agreements.
The Law Offices of Matthew Smurda is highly experienced with prenuptial agreements and will vigorously represent its clients interests in connection with the formation, defense, and/or attempts to set aside premarital agreements.