Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements: Protecting Your Interests
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are highly misunderstood legal documents. Creating these plans is not about distrust or a belief that a marriage is destined to fail; it is about planning and protecting the financial future of the parties involved. All these documents do is establish the financial obligations of the parties should a marriage come to an end. These agreements may be entered into either before or after the marriage.
At The Peterson Firm, we have extensive experience helping people create these important documents. We will listen to your goals and help tailor a plan that is best suited to help you achieve those goals.
Who Should Consider This Type Of Agreement?
A prenup is useful for anyone who doesn’t want a court telling them how to divide their assets upon divorce. However, they are most beneficial for those who have significant assets. If you are a young couple who is just starting out, anticipate having about the same income during your marriage, and will accumulate all or most of your assets over the course of your marriage, a prenuptial agreement is probably not right for you. A prenup should be strongly considered if you:
- Own a business
- Possess significant assets
- Have children or grandchildren from a previous marriage
- Anticipate receiving a large inheritance
- Have a significantly higher or lower income than that of your partner
- Anticipate a large increase in your income
We understand that each person has a long list of questions and expectations that need to be addressed in order to make an informed decision regarding a prenuptial agreement. Our firm is here to help address your concerns and determine whether this document is right for you.