Whether before or after marriage, it can be a good idea for couples to enter into agreements designed to protect the individual assets that each brought into the marriage, as well as being used to determine the allocation of debts and property division in the event of a divorce.
While some people view these agreements as a harbinger of things to come, they are really meant to serve as a worst-case scenario safety net. There is nothing about them meant to portend an unfavorable outcome in the marriage.
When looking to enter into one of these agreements, it is important to be properly represented by an attorney. A lawyer can help draft the agreement, review the revisions or adjustments made to it, and craft a document that is fair but protects the interests of the individuals.
If you are preparing to say, “I do” or if you are already married, perhaps it’s time to consider a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement. For more information, and to learn more about their purpose and function, call us today.