Premarital Agreements

Increasingly, couples are resorting to prenuptial marriage agreements.  While not everyone will decide that the premarital agreement is for them, it best serves those who decide they want to put everything on the table before the marriage begins.       

Prenuptial agreements, like other written contracts, are matters of agreement by the parties.  Generally, parties entering into prenuptial agreements are bound by them if the agreement was legally obtained and fair. 

The premarital agreement does not serve to resolve all issues surrounding a divorce.  However, it can reduce future litigation and extended divorce proceedings by resolving many issues from the start.

There are certain circumstances that may invalidate a prenuptial agreement.  The parties want to ensure that when an agreement is formed, it is carefully crafted to avoid any potential future litigation.  

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