Prenuptial agreements are contracts entered into by a couple preparing for marriage.
These agreements address property issues such as income, assets and liabilities that may arise in the event of divorce or death. The agreements may also provide for greater awards of property to children from previous marriages or to safeguard assets when one spouse brings substantially more resources to the marriage than the other spouse.
Couples who do not intend to marry may use cohabitation agreements to address these same issues should their relationship end. These agreements should indicate:
- Intent to co-parent
- Intent to share rights and responsibilities
- How to address custody if they separate
- Parenting time
- Legal Decision-Making
- Child Support
- Conflict Resolution/Mediation
It is critical to ensure separate legal representation for each party to these agreements. We represent our clients in drafting these agreements by providing representation during the negotiation of such agreements, fully explaining to clients the legal significance of an agreement and the ramifications of either having or not having an agreement, and providing representation for individuals when disputes arise as to the enforcement of such agreements.