Protect Yourself With A Prenuptial Or Postnuptial Agreement
A prenuptial or premarital agreement is also commonly referred to as a prenup or prenuptial. It is a contract entered into by two parties prior to their marriage or civil union. The content of a prenuptial agreement can vary widely, but commonly includes provisions for what will happen to you and your spouse’s assets and income in the unfortunate event of divorce, separation or death. By entering into a prenuptial agreement, you and your spouse can keep your assets separate instead of being subject to community property.
Prenuptial agreements are gaining in popularity today for a variety of reasons. In many cases, people today are more focused on their careers while delaying marriage. By the time they do marry, both parties generally have greater financial worth, and more property that they want to protect. Entering into a premarital agreement can make this easier. It is also more common to obtain a prenuptial agreement when one partner has children from a previous marriage. By having a premarital agreement, you can be certain your children are not preventing from receiving a share of your property
Family Law Presents Many Challenges
There are many issues that can be determined by the use of a prenuptial agreement. At Lesley Turmelle Abbott, P.A., Ms. Abbott will help you find guidance in complicated family law matters, including:
- Contested and uncontested divorces
- Complex divorces
- Timesharing/visitation (child custody)
- Child support and enforcement
- Spousal support/alimony
- Distribution of property
- Property and marital settlements
- Modification and enforcement actions/contempt
- Domestic violence injunctions
- Paternity determinations
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Military divorces
- Stepparent adoptions
- Dependency actions (DCF)
- Division of assets and debts
No matter what you need help with for your marital agreements, make sure the attorney you choose is compassionate, committed to your needs and above all else, experienced. Ms. Abbott has more than 15 years of experience as an attorney handling a wide range of legal matters, including those that crossover into other areas of law. The benefit of working with Ms. Abbott is that her experience and straightforward approach to legal issues mean she rarely needs to seek counsel from other attorneys to resolve complex matters.
Protect Your Future With A Marital Agreement
A martial agreement is like a seatbelt: You do not always need one, but you are thankful to have it when you do. Make sure your marital agreements protect your interests with the help of an attorney you can trust to represent you.