Pre & Post-Nuptial or Marital Agreements

No engaged or recently married couple dreams that the marriage is going to end in a divorce. The sad reality is that many couples who were happily married find themselves facing a divorce. The reasons could vary from infidelity to differences in opinion over money. No matter the reason a couple decides to proceed with a divorce, it can be financially devastating if you have not prepared for such an emotionally difficult event. The knowledgeable attorneys at Henry & Beaver, LLP have the experience to help you protect your rights before divorce proceedings begin. We can help you draft a pre or postnuptial agreement to protect both parties in the event of a divorce.

What is a prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that states the ownership of respective assets should the marriage end in a divorce. Both parties agree to the terms and sign it before the marriage has taken place. Each spouse must adhere to the terms and conditions of the agreement should a divorce occur. Many people see a prenuptial agreement as resigning to the fact that the marriage will end in divorce, but that is not the case. An agreement of this kind is a protection for both spouses and should be viewed as a way to strengthen the marriage, as each party understands what the cost of a divorce would be.

What is a postnuptial agreement?

A postnuptial agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement but it is signed after the marriage has taken place. It is still a binding, legal document that states the division of assets if the marriage fails. These can be especially helpful as the financial assets change over time and develop during a marriage. It can be especially important if the spouse who provides the main source of income changes. If such an event occurs, it is important to have a postnuptial agreement in place that properly divides the assets between both spouses if the marriage should end in a divorce. Again, this is to provide a protection to both spouses and should not be seen as a selfish act.

At Henry & Beaver, LLP., we understand how to draft strong pre and postnuptial agreements that will protect both spouses. While we hope that are clients will not have to face a divorce, it is important that they are prepared and protected.

If you are interested in creating a pre or postnuptial agreement, contact us today. The divorce attorneys in Lebanon will be happy examine your financial assets and determine the best plan for you. Call our office at (717) 274-3644 or send us an email through our Contact Us form.