Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys in Delaware & Central Ohio
One of the most misunderstood areas of family law is the value that prenuptial agreements can have for couples who want to be on the same page before entering into marriage. Learning about these legal instruments from a knowledgeable attorney can help you make wise decisions and bring much-needed peace of mind.
What Is A Premarital Agreement?
A prenuptial agreement is a contract drafted between two people that intend to get married. Typically, these contracts resolve issues such as property division, spousal support, and more in the event that the two people get a divorce. Prenuptial agreements must be in writing, couples can agree to almost anything they want to within the contract. However, premarital agreements are not effective until the couple has gotten married.
Postnuptial agreements are very similar to prenuptial agreements in the way that they can outline certain terms in case of divorce. However, postnuptial agreements are not drafted until a couple is already married. Common reasons for entering into a postnuptial agreement often include one spouse starting a business they want to protect, or when one spouse receives a substantial inheritance while they are still married.
What Can A Premarital Agreement Include?
Ohio family law and prenuptial agreement attorney, Linda Lawrence is a Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law and the founder of Lawrence Law Firm with offices in Columbus and Delaware, Ohio. This additional level of experience and certification provides our clients with the security of knowing they are working with a specialist in all areas of family relations law in Ohio. A prenuptial agreement can help couples with all types of issues, including:
- Protecting children from previous marriages in terms of inheritance rights and other issues
- Clarifying if there are specific assets that should remain separate property, including investment accounts, personal property or other items that should be excluded from property division if a divorce occurs
- Preserving business stability for a company you own or have an interest in if a marriage should end
- If one person has considerable debt, the other person can articulate terms that will prevent his or her assets from being used to satisfy those debts
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