Guidance In Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements
There are many misconceptions about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. To hear it from the tabloids, you may think that only Hollywood couples need to think about these instruments. However, the truth is that they have many benefits for average couples of modest means. Clarifying a couple’s financial position is never a bad idea.
At Weber & Carrier, LLP, we will listen carefully to what your goals are as a couple and how you might achieve them with one of these tools. Creating a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement does not mean you are planning for divorce — it simply means that you have a plan for all scenarios. That relieves anxiety and can encourage relationship longevity. We have assisted clients in the Hartford area and throughout Connecticut for decades and look forward to working with you as well.
The Purpose Of Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements designate which spouse should receive a particular asset in the event that the marriage does not last. These agreements can cover business interests, inheritances, investments and other items. Moreover, they override the default asset division rules that typically govern splitting up an estate.
Why Couples Use Them
Couples have a variety of reasons for wanting to draft these agreements. For a prenup, the couple may want to:
- Fully disclose their financial position before entering the marriage
- Clarify the ownership of certain assets, such as business interests or family collections
- Reassure children from previous marriages and prevent future disagreements
- Give certainty to each spouse and relieve anxiety
Postnuptial agreements function in much the same manner. A couple might choose to draft one in order to:
- Reconcile after a period of discord
- Organize their finances separately
- Mitigate risk during a new business venture
- Ease concern about financial activity that could be contentious
Whatever your situation, our attorneys will be happy to discuss your options and find a solution that is right for you. Every marriage is unique and we will tailor your agreement to your exact circumstances.
Get The Clarity And Certainty You Need
We sincerely hope that you never need to use your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. However, if you do, you will have what you need.