Setting the Terms for Your Marriage
As you prepare to start your married life with a new person, entering into a prenuptial agreement can give you an added sense of security and protection. An experienced attorney can help you draft and negotiate a valid prenuptial agreement under Massachusetts law.
At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, we have guided many clients through the prenuptial agreement process. Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We have convenient office locations in Lexington and Andover.
Understanding What Massachusetts Law Requires
In Massachusetts, the courts have adopted criteria for determining whether prenuptial agreements are valid and enforceable. For instance, each party must be represented by an independent lawyer, and there are certain procedures that must be followed.
If your prenuptial agreement is not drafted and entered into in compliance with Massachusetts law, you run a substantial risk that it will not be upheld in court.
Our firm has drafted and negotiated a substantial number of prenuptial agreements addressing many different contingencies. Whether you are interested in initiating a prenuptial agreement or you have been asked to sign one, we have the experience to protect your interests.
Keeping the Focus on Your Individual Goals
A prenuptial agreement is an opportunity to define the terms of your marriage contract ahead of time so that both parties are clear on their rights and responsibilities in the event of divorce. Common reasons why people pursue prenuptial agreements include:
- You want to protect an inheritance you have received or expect to receive.
- You want to protect the inheritance rights of your children from a previous marriage.
- You are concerned about being held liable for the other party's debts.
- You want to limit your exposure to alimony.
Whatever your reasons for considering a prenuptial agreement, don't hesitate to contact us to discuss what our attorneys can do to help you pursue your goals.