Divorces; Paternity cases; Modification and Enforcement actions; Time-Sharing/Child Visitation matters; Child Support; Property Distribution; Alimony; Relocation with Minor Child(ren); Pre- & Post-Nuptial Agreements; and Domestic Violence/Restraining Order hearings.
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Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

 
 

Overview

 
 

A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract signed prior to a marriage which seeks to protect the financial interests of both parties in the event of a divorce.  A post-nuptial agreement is a contract agreed to and signed after a couple is already married.  The terms detailed in these type of agreements often include the manner in which marital and non-marital assets and liabilities shall be defined and protected; how marital and non-marital assets will be divided in the event the marriage ends in divorce (and/or divided upon death of a party); whether alimony will be paid in the event of a divorce, the amount of alimony to be paid, if any, or whether such support will be waived; and death rights and terms governing inheritance issues in the event of a death of a party.  In the event of a future divorce, having a pre- or post-nuptial agreement in place may help to expedite dissolution proceedings, lessen the expense of litigation, and may reduce much of the emotion that makes an already-challenging process that much more difficult in the absence of this type of contract.