Post-Nuptial Agreement Attorney
No one enters marriage with intentions of separating. Even so, divorces are still occurring at an alarming rate. It’s estimated anywhere from 40 to 50% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. And the rate of divorce for subsequent marriages is even higher.
Often without an amicable end in sight, divorces typically involve highly-contentious battles over property, money, and assets. However, one way you can have more control over how debts and assets are divided is with a postnuptial agreement.
As the name suggests, a postnuptial arrangement is a legally binding document entered into by you and your spouse during the marriage. It lays out how debts or assets are to be divided in the event of a divorce. Most couples seek a postnuptial agreement for the same reasons a couple would enter into a prenup. At Platt Family Law Firm in Roswell, we will work closely with you to understand your unique needs and craft a postnuptial agreement that protects your interests.
Why Create a Postnuptial Agreement?
Also known as antenuptial agreements and post-marital agreements, most couples who choose to enter into a postnuptial arrangement will usually fall into one or more than one of the three categories:
- Protect assets in the event of a divorce.
- Ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes in the event of untimely death. For instance, you may wish to care for a child or children outside your marriage, but not a surviving spouse.
- Specify each individual’s responsibilities and obligations during the marriage. For example, the nuptial agreement can be used to list out who is responsible for which expenses during the marriage, such as a mortgage.
Post-Marital Agreements Offer Financial Security
A well-crafted, post-marital agreement can help protect the financial interests of both spouses and any dependents. At the same time, this legal document can help protect the interests of children from previous relationships and ex-spouses. At Platt Family Law, we can craft your postnuptial and spell out the specifics based on your needs and goals, such as:
- Stipulate whether one spouse will be responsible for paying alimony.
- Protecting each spouse’s individual property from claims in the future.
- Determining how property gained through the marriage would be divided in the event of a divorce.
By having a postnuptial agreement, you can eliminate potential disputes in a divorce, which can further protect you and your spouse by limiting legal costs.
Ensure Expectations Are Explained
Communication is key to a successful marriage. Far too often, couples are reluctant to have tough conversations, especially when it pertains to finances. Drafting a postnuptial arrangement at Platt Family Law Firm can be exceptionally beneficial at establishing financial expectations. When you draft a formal agreement about financial matters, you can rest easier knowing you and your spouse have similar or — at a minimum — compatible views about key financial topics, such as alimony or a spouse leaving work to support the family.
Contact Platt Family Law for Postmarital Agreement
When it comes to post-marital agreements, they are not all created equally. While this legal document offers spouses countless benefits, they can be challenged during a divorce. Ante nuptial agreements are commonly contested on grounds of coercion, overly unfair terms, fraud, and various other grounds.
For this reason, it’s imperative to partner with the experienced team at Platt Family Law Firm. We are the leading family law firm in the Greater Atlanta area and offer several years of experience creating valid and comprehensive postnuptial agreements that meet your needs for today and tomorrow. Contact us today and we’ll help you understand your rights and avoid potentially harmful oversights involving the postnuptial arrangement