Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

No one knows what the future holds. Therefore, it is important to plan ahead, protecting yourself from potential problems and ensuring fairness in blended family situations. Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements can safeguard non-marital assets in the event of a divorce and protect certain property for children from a previous marriage upon your death. They can also set rules for the payment of future spousal maintenance or alimony.

At El-Ghazzawy Law Offices, LLC, our attorneys have extensive experience drafting and reviewing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for clients in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas. Our firm also has extensive experience litigating cases involving antenuptial agreements. This occurs when one party challenges the validity of an antenuptial agreement. While property division and distribution can be complex and emotional, these contracts significantly reduce the confusion and frustration involved. Call our office at 612-659-0199 to discuss your situation.

What Exactly Is a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial or antenuptial agreement is a contract signed prior to a marriage. A postnuptial agreement is signed after the marriage. Both contracts are designed to shield your or the other spouse’s assets and clearly set financial and personal expectations. Many agreements address assets such as:

  • Income
  • Real estate (homes/cabins)
  • Businesses
  • Jewelry

In the event of divorce or death, the prenuptial or postnuptial agreement would be the property division guide, rather than statute.

Experienced Attorneys Working for You

When considering a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, it is important that you hire a lawyer who is experienced in this area of the law. The language in the contract must be written clearly and fairly, leaving no room for interpretation. The agreement must be fair procedurally and substantively fair at the time it is entered into as well as the time of enforcement. Our legal team understands the laws governing these agreements and has vast experience drafting and reviewing contracts.

Not Just for the Wealthy

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are not just for the wealthy. They provide protection for people in a range of economic and social circumstances. For more information about these contracts, please request a consultation with one of our attorneys.

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