Antenuptial & 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. Antenuptial 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 antenuptial 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. However, such contracts must be substantively fair. If they are unfair, the court will likely rule them invalid and unenforceable. Call our office at 612-659-0199 to discuss your situation.
What Exactly Is a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement?
An antenuptial (aka prenuptial) agreement is a contract signed prior to a marriage. A postnuptial agreement is signed after the marriage. Both contracts are designed to shield you or the other spouse’s assets and clearly set financial and personal expectations. Many agreements address assets such as:
- Real estate (homes/cabins)
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 at the time it is entered into as well as the time of enforcement. Karim understands the laws governing these agreements and has ample experience drafting and reviewing these contracts, as well as challenging them when they are unfair to one party.
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 .
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