Like a prenuptial agreement, a postnuptial agreement specifies assets that should or should not be included in the marital state. The only difference is that postnuptial agreements are signed after the marriage.
In the same way that a prenuptial agreement is not a prerequisite to divorce, a postnuptial agreement is not a warning that the marriage is on the rocks. It is merely a way for a couple to identify their assets and work together to make arrangements in the rare event of a divorce.
Rubin Family Law offers expert counsel as we help you and your spouse outline each of your assets and create safety-net protections within marriage. Our team is available to help you define your needs and construct an agreement that satisfies both sides.
Benefits of a Postnuptial Agreement
A couple seeking a postnuptial agreement has the advantage of experiencing married life before signing a binding document outlining asset ownership. And just like a prenuptial agreement, a postnuptial agreement helps ensure certainty in case the relationship sours one day. Even those in the happiest marriages can carve out a game plan and never intend on using it.
What is Covered by a Postnuptial Agreement?
Since the postnuptial agreement works in the same way as a prenuptial agreement, the postnuptial agreement covers the same sort of topics, including:
- Allocation of personal property and deciding whether or not to include it in the marital state
- Obligations of spousal support
- Division of assets between each spouse
Take note that a postnuptial agreement cannot include arrangements relating to any children from the marriage, such as child custody or child support.
Rubin Family Law Can Help Structure Your Postnuptial Agreement
If you and your spouse would like to establish personal security within your marriage, the best plan of action is to speak with the attorneys at Rubin Family Law. Postnuptial agreements are only deemed legitimate and enforceable if they can stand up to scrutiny. The courts scour these agreements looking for signs of fraud, unconscionable terms, or any inappropriate element. The legal experts at Rubin Family Law will guide you in creating a well-planned, well-written, and enforceable document that satisfies both you and your spouse.
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