Pre-nuptial, or Pre-marital, Agreements
Prenuptial agreements (also called premarital agreements or prenups) are contracts that parties sign prior to getting married that outline what is to occur in the event of the death of either party or a divorce. Generally, in prenuptial agreements, both parties make arrangements that differ from what the law would do in the event of death or divorce.
Prenuptial agreements are beneficial to parties who have assets that they want to protect in the event of a divorce, such as inheritance, retirement benefits, or business interests. However, prenuptial agreements can also have significant legal consequences that each party should be aware of prior to entering the agreement.
Postnuptial agreements are contracts that parties enter into after they have already married. Unlike premarital agreements, postnuptial agreements have significant legal hurdles that need to be addressed regarding the future enforceability of the agreements. If you or your spouse is interested in a postnuptial agreement, you should contact an experienced family law attorney.
If you need assistance in drafting a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement or you need an experienced family law attorney to review an agreement drafted by another attorney, contact one of our experienced attorneys at 317-632-4711 or complete our contact form and one of our experienced attorneys will contact you.