A prenuptial agreement, when properly prepared, can resolve issues of property division and spousal support prior to the marriage taking place. This can protect the interests of both parties and provide certainty as to what will happen in the event of divorce or the death of one spouse.
IS A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT RIGHT FOR YOU?
The majority of individuals and couples seeking prenuptial agreements:
- Have already accumulated assets
- Have been previously married
- Have children
A prenuptial agreement allows parties to protect the assets they enter into the marriage with and ensure that their assets are left for their children according to their wishes.
CREATING A VALID PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT IN MICHIGAN
A prenuptial agreement that fails to hold up under court scrutiny will not provide any value. These agreements must be prepared by an attorney who is experienced with the law governing such agreements. I understand what it takes to create a valid prenuptial agreement and will work diligently to ensure your agreement is valid and will be durable over time.
These agreements cannot be signed under duress and it is in the best interest of both parties to have a lawyer present when they sign the agreement. Full financial disclosure is also a required component of the process for creating a prenuptial agreement.
Already married? In limited circumstances, postnuptial agreements can offer the same protections as a prenuptial agreement but come with their own unique set of challenges since they are signed when the parties have already married. I have experience with these issues and can walk you through your options if you are considering a postnuptial agreement.