Why Have A Pre- And Post-Nuptial Agreement?
A prenuptial agreement (often referred to as a prenup) is a contract entered into prior to the marriage that addresses such issues as division of assets, division of debts and alimony in the event of a divorce. A postnuptial agreement is almost identical to the prenuptial agreement except it is signed after the couple has married. A prenup attorney is typically involved in the drafting and reviewing of any such agreement.
Despite the negative connotations that often surround the idea of these agreements, having a dedicated prenup attorney or postnuptial agreement lawyer explain the advantages of such an agreement is helpful. Whether before or shortly after marriage, and no matter what your economic background may be, a prenup attorney can be a valuable resource.
In the event of a divorce, having a prenup or postnuptial agreement can actually lower your attorney’s fees and help alleviate the emotional stress that is a part of a divorce. Since these issues are predetermined in your agreement, it leaves very little for you and your spouse to litigate. Subsequently, the period of time necessary to finalize the divorce process is shortened and one can begin to heal sooner than he or she would have without the agreement.
If you have a substantial amount of wealth and assets, speaking with a prenup attorney is a very inexpensive way to protect those assets by having you and your spouse determine how they will be shared in the event of a divorce.
At the Law Offices of Daniele Johnson, LLC, these agreements are typically drafted after you meet with the prenup attorney and have an opportunity to voice your concerns. Daniele Johnson will then draft an agreement that will attempt to address all of the concerns expressed during the interview, as well as protect the interest of the client.
Talk To An Experienced Lawyer Before You Sign A Prenup
Daniele Johnson strongly believes that it is extremely important to have these documents reviewed by your own independent prenup attorney prior to signing. If you have been presented with such an agreement, we will carefully review and interpret the contract with you to make sure you fully understand its content. She will then give you a frank and honest assessment of whether you should sign your name to the document. Call the Law Offices of Daniele Johnson, LLC, in Marietta at 470-746-6485 or send an email to make arrangements for a consultation.