A prenuptial agreement (agreement) is a contract between two people about to wed that spells out how assets will be distributed in the event of divorce or death. The agreement typically lists the property each person owns—as well as any debts—and specifies what each person's property rights will be after the marriage.
Without a prenuptial agreement, the court may determine who owns the property acquired during marriage, as well as what happens to that property at divorce or death. They may even consider separation of assets—and debt—brought into the marriage. Our family law attorneys help you develop a fair and equitable prenuptial agreement that protects you and your assets in case your circumstances change.
There are many factors to consider with which our attorneys can assist, including:
- The rights of each party to use property during the marriage
- Disposition of marital property in the event of death or divorce
- Signing and maintaining wills or trusts within the provisions of the agreement
- Benefits from life insurance policies