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Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements

Most people would agree that it is a good idea to have a will to specify what happens in the event of ones death; however, the majority of people get married without any agreements to specify what happens in the event of a divorce. Prenuptial agreements are not just for the wealthy anymore. At the Law Office of Arica L. Braaten P.A. we recommend to anyone entering into marriage to consider a prenuptial agreement. More and more people are utilizing them to help protect their assets and protect their children from a previous marriage. Other people are utilizing prenuptial agreements by establishing them for a finite time to ensure the marriage is going to work, or else save them time and a lot of money in case of divorce. Whatever your concerns, contact our Broward county law office at (954) 380-6000

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are contracts people enter into before they get married. Parties enter into prenuptial agreements to help decide in advance what will happen to their property or how they will be supported in the event of divorce or the other spouse’s death. Prenuptial agreements can include such topics as division of property, allocation of money, and promises made between the parties.

Postnuptial Agreements

Postnuptial agreements are similar to prenuptial agreements, except they are entered into after the parties are already married. They are written between spouses who plan to separate or divorce, and are written before or during the divorce process. These agreements can include provisions regarding separate and marital property, support obligations or both. Issues such as child support, parental responsibility, parenting plans, and time sharing may be included in a postnuptial agreement, but are always subject to modification and approval by the court.

There are many reasons to consider entering into a pre or postnuptial agreement and they can be very beneficial

  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are used as premarital asset preservation tools to protect accumulated personal and family assets for your children and beneficiaries
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements add certainty in the event of a divorce
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements avoid expensive litigation
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can be written with the addition of a will or trust document

It is imperative that any agreement you enter into concerning divorce, alimony or modification fully protects your rights and interests. There are many formalities that must be observed to make a prenuptial or postnuptial Agreement valid and binding in Court. If you are concerned about protecting your assets, please contact our Deerfield Beach office at (954) 380-6000.