The True Value Of Two People Making An Agreement Before Or During A Marriage
Many people think that a prenuptial (prenup) agreement or a postnuptial agreement serves the best interest of one party. This is, in many cases, not true. These agreements are more often a “laying of the cards on the table.” The agreement lays out, in plain terms, what will happen to each person should the marriage last less than a lifetime.
At the Law Offices Of Michael P. McGuire LLC in Freehold, we are ready to help you and your partner craft an agreement that meets your objectives. This gives you a solid base to build a trusting relationship.
What A Prenuptial Agreement Does
There is a reasonthat prenups are becoming more and more common today. A prenup, or any agreement that happens after the marriage has occurred (postnuptial), gives both people a clearer understanding of the needs and expectations they each have. As almost half of today’s marriages do end in divorce, it is not unwise to hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Prenups have actually been shown to reduce the stress in a marriage, since both people know what will happen if things don’t work out.
The Benefits Of A Prenuptial Agreement
All agreements create benefits for the parties involved. A prenuptial agreement is no different. The main benefits of a prenup are:
- It documents the expectations of both people
- It protects the property of each person entering the marriage
- It defines whose property is whose, which saves time and aggravation later
- It offers protections for children
- It clearly defines debt and spending habits
- It can circumvent a costly and contentious divorce
We understand that each relationship is unique. This is why working one-on-one with a family law attorney is so important. We can work with you both together or represent one party in the process. Because there are legal nuances to consider, we always recommend working with a legal professional when creating any kind of prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. As attorneys dedicated to family law issues, we understand the full scope of considerations in these agreements.
Get The Marriage Agreement Help You Need
At the Law Offices Of Michael P. McGuire LLC in Freehold, our team is ready to sit down with you and discuss your needs and goals. Call us at 732-704-7331 or get in touch via our website contact form. We are passionate about protecting your rights. We provide legal guidance in English Spanish, and Arabic for our clients.