If you are enjoying a healthy marriage but want to better clarify things with your spouse in terms of assets and rights, a postnuptial agreement can be a wise decision.
A postnuptial agreement allows spouses within a marriage to create a legal and mutually beneficial agreement in the case of a divorce. This includes clarifying how assets are divided; how assets are protected; and how spousal support will be determined in the event of a divorce.
Marple Family Law is here to help make the process as simple as possible as a trusted postnuptial agreement attorney in Atlanta.
Reasons for a Postnuptial Agreement
Even if you are enjoying a peaceful and healthy marriage, there are multiple reasons and benefits to creating a postnup. Some ways a postnuptial agreement helps protect both spouses and provides clarity in the event case of a future divorce include:
Protecting personal property and assets from division in the long-term
Protecting future inheritances
Outlining the various rights of each spouse
Shortening the legal process since many decisions are already made
Significantly reducing the cost and time needed in court
What are the Common Topics in a Prenuptial Agreement?
The agreements vary widely based on what the couple wants to protect and the assets they bring to the relationship, but some common elements of a prenuptial agreement include:
Deciding how property, assets, and financial elements will be divided
How inheritances and family heirlooms are handled
How business(es) owned by a party prior to the marriage are protected
How Does Marple Family Law Help You Enter a Prenup with Confidence?
While prenuptial agreements hold a lot of weight during the divorce, a judge in the State of Georgia still has the opportunity to make sure no duress, coercion, or fraud was involved in the creation and execution of prenuptial agreement. If a judge finds a prenup was created under these (or other) conditions, the judge can throw out the agreement.
This is why it is important to have a skilled and expert prenuptial agreement lawyer on your side like Marple Family Law.
We would be happy to discuss your specific situation and how we can help you. Contact us today to get started.