A prenuptial agreement can help you protect premarital assets and plan for the unexpected, as you enter your marriage relationship. Prenuptial agreements are often considered by individuals who own businesses, or other valuable assets, prior to marriage, and parties who are getting married for a second time and want to preserve their estate for their children. A prenuptial agreement must be substantially fair, and executed in a procedurally fair manner.
A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two people about to wed that spells out how assets will be distributed in the event of divorce or death. Such agreements can vary widely, but commonly the content includes provisions for division of property and spousal support in the event of divorce or breakup of marriage. They may also include terms for the forfeiture of assets as a result of divorce on the grounds of adultery; further conditions of guardianship may also be included.
Our firm can draft and review prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to ensure that your rights are adequately protected.