Getting married is very exciting! Spring is that time of year when brides are eagerly gearing up for their
June weddings and all the glitz, glamour and drama that a wedding brings
virtually in this new world in which we are living!
But what about the day after the wedding? Are you truly prepared for the
marriage? Many couples find that once married there are some important
issues that weren’t discussed. However, it’s never too late.
That’s why we have postnuptial agreements.
Postnuptial agreements came into acceptance in the U.S. in the later portion of the 20th century. It was in the 1970’s that postnuptial agreements were met
with wide acceptance motivated by what many think was the increase in
divorce in the 70’s.
What’s a postnuptial agreement?
A postnuptial agreement is a written contract executed
after a couple gets married or has entered into a civil union. The purpose of this contract is to address and settle a couple’s
affairs in the event of a separation or divorce.
As a divorce attorney, and psychologically-trained mediator, I have developed
a special and effective use for postnuptial agreements.
When a couple is unhappy, but not quite ready for a separation or divorce,
I often suggest they use a postnuptial agreement as a vehicle to get their
marriage back on track.
A postnuptial agreement is a unique approach to saving a marriage, and
is highly successful. My role as a divorce attorney/mediator is not always
to help end a marriage, but on many occasions to help save a marriage too.
I am always happy to do so.
When crafting a postnuptial agreement for the purpose of saving a marriage
or eventually ending a marriage, I suggest we look at the following:
- Assets, liabilities, and income.
- Expectations of gifts and inheritances.
- The status of gifts, inheritances, and trusts either spouse receives or
benefits from, whether before or after marriage.
- How post-marital debts will be paid.
- Decide who, or if both of you, will own or occupy the marital residence
and secondary homes in the event of death or divorce
- What will happen to your marital property in the event of death or divorce.
- What will happen to property-real estate, jewelry, artwork, antiques, etc.
- Alimony, maintenance, spousal support, children support, custody and visitation.
- Death benefits - what you will provide for in your will.
To learn more about postnuptial agreements and how they may save your marriage call me.
A postnuptial agreement is a unique tool to satisfy/soothe issues currently
impacting the marriage to help keep the marriage on track. It is also
a really smart preparation tool if the marriage fails, and a divorce follows.
Call me to explore how a postnuptial agreement can work for you!
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