No couple wants to think about divorce before they are married, but a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can be a useful tool that will protect both spouses.
Contracts signed prior to or during marriage can protect a variety of interests. A prenuptial agreement (prenup), for example, can be used to designate certain property, such as a family business, as separate (and not marital) property.
Postnuptial agreements (postnup), which are entered into during a marriage, serve a similar purpose These forms, like prenups, designate certain assets and property in the event of a divorce. Couples who are marrying later in life can especially benefit from a marriage agreement, as well as forward-minded couples who seek financial security in life. Terms in these marriage contracts can impact child support, alimony, and child custody if a divorce occurs.
If you and your spouse are considering signing a prenup or postnup, you should retain the services of an experienced family law attorney to ensure your interests are represented in the contract. Brown Dutton & Crider Law Firm can help. Call us at (770) 422-4241 or email email@example.com to speak with one of our attorneys.
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