Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

Many couples seek the security of prenuptial or postnuptial agreements to ensure their financial security in case of divorce. Rather than being an admission that the marriage won’t last, such agreements can be viewed as a kind of “insurance,” granting peace of mind in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Such agreements are most common in cases where one or both spouses owns significant wealth or assets, such as real estate, a business, or private equity investments, or expects to come into wealth during the course of the marriage, such as from an inheritance or stock portfolio. Addressing these financial concerns well in advance can help remove the contentious and emotional issues that often arise during a divorce.

While prenuptial agreements are well-known, postnuptial agreements – signed after a marriage – also are an option. If the financial situation of a spouse dramatically changes during a marriage, it is advisable to draft a postnuptial agreement to ensure the financial well-being of both spouses and to minimize the stress of legal proceedings in the event of divorce.

There is no need to be unprepared for life’s adversities. Let the family law attorneys at Raffaele Puppio help you prepare a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that accounts for nearly all contingencies.

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