Prenuptial / Postnuptial Agreements
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Many couples choose to create prenuptial or postnuptial agreements. These agreements are designed to defuse potentially contentious issues that sometimes come up when married couples decide to divorce or legally separate.
Don't underestimate the complexity of such agreements. Make sure you talk to a family law attorney before you sign a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Otherwise, you might regret doing so in the future. Make sure you contact Courtney ∙ Clark Law, P.C. in Belleville, Illinois.
Our experienced legal team can help you review a proposed agreement or create one that addresses all your concerns. We know what to do because we've been doing this work for decades, especially when it comes to financial matters.
What are prenuptial and postnuptial agreements?
These are formal written agreements that only go into effect if the couple divorces. A prenuptial agreement is signed before the marriage, while a postnuptial agreement is signed during the marriage. Either type of agreement governs certain aspects of a possible future divorce, such as division of property. Notably, a prenup or postnup cannot determine child custody or child support.
Legal issues involving such agreements
There many legal issues that often come up involving prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Some of the most common ones we regularly deal with at our law firm include:
- One spouse challenges the legality of the agreement.
- The agreement is deemed invalid due to concealment of assets.
- The agreement is deemed invalid because one spouse claims they were pressured to sign the agreement.
- One spouse challenges the fairness of the agreement.
- One spouse suffers an unexpected illness or injury.
Don't underestimate the complexity of your legal matter. A lot could be riding on the outcome of your case. That's why it's critical that you talk to an attorney as soon as possible about your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.
How our law firm can help you
Our law firm has a well-earned reputation for dealing with the financial aspects of legally-binding agreements involving couples. We know how to carefully analyze such documents. We know to create them. We know how challenge them or defend them in court.