Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement (also commonly known as a premarital agreement, antenuptial agreement, or prenup) is a contract entered into between two people prior to marrying each other, addressing issues of property, support, and attorney fees. Agreements entered into after marriage are generally called postnuptial agreements, or marital settlement agreements.

Although no one enjoys discussing prenuptial agreements, nor its implications, the fact remains that marriage is a partnership. One would not wisely enter into a partnership without a formal writing to memorialize the intentions of the parties and the meeting of the minds – marriage should be no different.

It is wise for parties intending to marry to seek legal and financial advice prior to entering into the marriage. Many people are unaware of the ramifications of decisions commonly made during marriage. A prenuptial agreement can negate the unintended consequences of those decisions, if properly drafted. Call today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced family law attorney to discuss the legal issues that may be planned for by entering into a prenuptial agreement.