Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into between two people before they get married to one another. In the past, wealthy individuals used them to protect their wealth in the event of a divorce. And now, many couples of lesser means are now using the “prenup.” Often these types of marriage contracts include “renewable terms” and/or can expire after a certain date.
Richard A. Schurr, P.A. is experienced in representing either party in a prenuptial agreement. If you desire a prenuptial marriage contract, the attorneys at Richard A. Schurr, P.A. will meet with you to discuss your objectives including the division of assets and any future alimony payments in the event of divorce, separation, or death. After drafting your prenuptial agreement, we will explain to you the best way to present the contract to your fiancé, including giving you tips on negotiating its terms.
If you have already been presented with a prenuptial agreement, we will help you to understand what you have been asked to sign. After discussing your concerns, he will negotiate the contract’s terms for you. By keeping channels of communication open with your future spouse, marriage contracts can help both parties move towards a well-adjusted marriage with clearly defined expectations.
Getting married is stressful and exciting even without having to worry about a prenuptial agreement. It is better not to wait and to finalize your marriage contract well in advance of your wedding celebration.Post-Nuptial Agreement
A postnuptial agreement is a contract entered into between a husband and wife after they are married. It is a useful course of action because it can help to avoid divorce or to provide a “soft landing” in the event of a divorce. This type of marriage contract outlines the outcome of certain issues in advance of a divorce. The attorneys at Richard A. Schurr, P.A. have many years of experience drafting marriage contracts with diverse and uncommon terms. We are able to either skillfully prepare a postnuptial agreement or to review one that has been prepared by your spouse’s attorney.
A married couple that has a postnuptial agreement in place may have a relatively quick and inexpensive divorce, and often times can avoid divorce altogether.