Marital Agreements Protect Your Interests
When you are in love and considering getting married, the most unromantic gesture from your betrothed is a prenuptial agreement. No one wants to think about ending a loving relationship that is just blooming. A prenuptial or post-marital agreement, however, can save a lot of hassle regarding the division of assets in the event of a divorce. Marital agreements are a smart contract to enter into because they protect all parties involved and spell out exactly what happens so there are no misunderstandings should a divorce occur. Our family law attorneys in Gillette are experienced in negotiating and drafting such documents.
Give our office a call at Berger & Brown at (307) 257-6368 for more information regarding marital agreements.
Reasons You May Ask for a Marital Agreement
Before drafting a marital agreement, both parties should seek legal counsel regarding what assets they would like to protect. Our Gillette family law lawyers can guide you through the drafting process. Once the terms have been agreed upon, the agreement can be signed.
There are multiple scenarios where you might ask for a marital agreement from your partner. They include:
- Protect your children from previous relationships
- Protect real property or business interests
- Keep your partner’s creditors and debts separate from your own
- Protect your income as your own separate property
What Negates a Marital Agreement
An agreement such as this can be found as null and void if it is determined that one of the parties did not enter into the agreement voluntarily. This may also occur if it is found that one party did not fully disclose all assets or debts or did not sign a waiver to such disclosure. The contract may also be negated if there is not sufficient knowledge of one party’s assets or debts.
We Can Draft Your Marital Agreement
Our family law attorneys in Gillette are skilled in the field of marital agreements. We can draft a document that is sure to satisfy the needs of all parties involved.
Contact Berger & Brown at (307) 257-6368 to see how we can help with your prenuptial or post-marital agreement.