Fort Lauderdale Prenup Attorney

Providing both prenuptial and postnuptial agreement services.

Fort Lauderdale 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 one’s 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 Braaten Law, 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 to speak with a Fort Lauderdale family law attorney.

Fort Lauderdale Prenup Attorney

If you are in need of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, Braaten Law is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a confidential case consultation.

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is a contract between future spouses, and it’s not just helpful for the wealthy. A prenuptial agreement can be beneficial when a spouse is coming into a marriage with children from a previous relationship, for a person who has been through a nasty divorce, or even for a young couple just starting out in life. While not every couple necessarily needs a prenup, many couples find it beneficial.

The timing of the signing of a prenuptial agreement is important. If you sign the agreement too early, circumstances may change necessitating amending the agreement. On the other hand, signing the prenuptial agreement on the eve of the wedding is also a bad idea because a spouse may feel pressured to sign.

If you are intending to get married, contact the Fort Lauderdale prenup attorneys at Braaten Law. Contact us today!

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 the postnuptial agreement attorneys at Braaten Law today. Contact us now!

Fort Lauderdale Prenup Attorney FAQs

Do I have to spend the money on an attorney for my prenuptial agreement? Can’t I just print one off the internet?

 No. It is important for the prenuptial agreement to be tailored to your needs. A prenuptial agreement that is drafted for a couple in their 20s just starting out in life should be different from the prenuptial agreement drafted for someone in their 60s who has been previously divorced and has adult children.