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 a sense of security and protection for an unforeseeable future. An experienced attorney can help you draft and negotiate a valid prenuptial agreement under the applicable state 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, Andover and Nashua.
Understanding What The Law Requires
The courts have adopted criteria for determining whether prenuptial agreements are valid and enforceable. For instance, each party should usually 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 the applicable state rules, then, you run a substantial risk that it will not be upheld in court should you need to enforce it. Further, prenuptial agreements may be upheld as independent contact even if divorce does not occur. These rights, therefore, become extremely important at all stages of your married life.
Our firm has drafted and negotiated a substantial number of prenuptial agreements addressing many different contingencies, tailored to our individual clients’ needs. 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 both during marriage and 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 assets you received in a previous marriage
- You are concerned about being held liable for the other party’s debts
- You want to limit your exposure to alimony
- You want to know how to file taxes each year during marriage
Postnuptial agreements have become more relevant in recent years, after they were found to be valid and enforceable in Massachusetts. This means that, during your marriage, you are able to contact with your spouse to determine your financial rights and responsibilities as your marriage continues or in the event of a divorce. Just as with a prenuptial agreement, there are certain rules and procedures to follow, which our experienced attorneys understand.
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.