When entering a marriage, some couples develop and sign a prenuptial agreement. This type of agreement can help smooth the process of divorce if it occurs. However, a prenuptial agreement is not the only type of agreement that may apply during a divorce. Some couples choose to sign a postnuptial agreement instead, although the treatment of these two types of agreements is often different.
It is important to note that there is a significant difference between a prenuptial agreement and a postnuptial agreement. While both can help during a divorce proceeding, most attorneys agree that the court favors prenuptial agreements over postnuptial agreements.
A prenuptial agreement is a signed statement of what each partner brought into the union before it occurs, while a postnuptial agreement is made after the fact. Most courts will accept a prenuptial agreement as valid while many may dismiss a postnuptial agreement as invalid.
Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?
Many people believe that a prenuptial agreement can protect them in the event of a divorce. In some cases this is true, especially if the client entered the marriage with his or her own valuable assets. In every marriage there is a possibility of a divorce. Many attorneys caution clients to protect themselves and their assets with a prenuptial agreement. However, it is up to the individual to determine if they want the agreement or not. Considering that more than half of marriages end in divorce, it may not be a bad idea to get one.
Can Men’s Legal Center Help Me With a Prenuptial Agreement?
Because prenuptial agreements can provide substantial benefits to those who are considering marriage, they are worth considering. However, there are limitations and other challenges that such an agreement can present. That is why it is important that you speak with a skilled divorce attorney, like those at the Men’s Legal Center.
Our team understands that no one wants to enter a marriage believing it will end in divorce. While we hope that you never have to use your prenuptial agreement, we are here to help you create one if you wish to protect your assets in case divorce occurs. If you make the decision to wait and create a postnuptial agreement, we can help you with that as well. We are here to explain how the law works and the pros and cons of both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. If you are interested in learning more about these types of agreements, contact the attorneys at Men’s Legal Center today.