Pre-Marital and Post Marital
The decision to marry is a wonderful time. However, it is imperative to understand the legal implications of marriage with regard to asset protection and your estate plan. Although it is not right for everyone, pre-marital (also known as pre-nuptial) and post-marital agreements are helpful as an estate planning and/or asset protection tool. You should contact an attorney to learn more about whether a pre-marital or post-marital agreement is right for you if one or more of the following scenarios apply to you or your soon-to-be spouse:
- This is a second or subsequent marriage;
- You have children from a prior marriage or relationship;
- You have your own business;
- You have an ownership interest in a family business; and/or
- You expect to have, or already have, a substantial inheritance.
The scenarios listed about are the most common reasons to have a pre-marital or post-marital agreement. However, this list is not exhaustive. If you think a pre-marital or post-marital agreement might be right for you, please call our office to schedule a consultation with one of our family law attorneys.