Marital property agreements such as pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements are an important tool in helping to prevent disputes in a variety of situations. Marital property agreements can benefit not only those people with complicated property and financial arrangements, but also those people who want to protect assets that may be acquired in the future, or who want to try to reduce potential liability. It is prudent that certain kinds of property acquired before and after a marriage be identified and their potential future disposition clearly set forth. This can help avoid the headaches and expense of litigation in the event of a divorce or death.
Loe Warren family law attorneys can customize a pre-marital or post-marital agreement that sets out each party’s assets, debts and property rights and settles how property and spousal support will be handled in the event of a divorce or death. Our experience permits us to draft documents that can withstand court challenges.
Pre-nuptial agreements can help distribute an estate according to the party’s wishes, can protect property from creditors, and can protect the interests of children in that property. A post-nuptial agreement is a voluntary contract created after marriage. Post-nuptial agreements can help resolve issues in a marriage by ending disagreements over finances, assets, children and even chores. The agreements can stop conflict and promote harmony. Post-nuptial agreements also can be beneficial if the financial status of either spouse changes, such as through a career change, an inheritance, change in investments or the selling of a business.