Premarital Agreements

A premarital agreement, also called a prenuptial agreement (“prenup”), is a written contract between two people who are about to marry, setting out the terms of possession of assets, treatment of future earnings, control of the property of each, and potential division if the marriage is later dissolved. These agreements are fairly common if either or both parties have substantial assets, children from a prior marriage, potential inheritances, high incomes, or have been previously married. Premarital agreements will often state whether spousal support (maintenance or alimony) will be paid after the marriage ends.  

Our family law attorneys have extensive experience in the preparation of premarital agreements and are knowledgeable in asset analysis and financial plan assessments.  We will work hard to ensure favorable contract arrangements should your marriage end in death, divorce, or legal separation. Occasionally premarital agreements are challenged in court. We can help you with any such litigation as well. 


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