Premarital Agreements Lawyer
Premarital agreements, also known as prenuptial agreements or “prenups, have become increasingly popular among couples considering marriage. Premarital agreements can encompass a wide variety of subjects, but usually focus on economic issues involving money, property, and retirement plans. For instance, a premarital agreement may stipulate that a spouse who solely owns a house prior to a marriage will continue to maintain sole ownership of the house throughout the marriage and in the event of a separation or divorce. To give another example, both parties signing a premarital agreement may also waive their future right to seek spousal support, also known as alimony, in the event of a divorce.
Because premarital agreements become enforceable once a couple has married, and can only be invalidated in certain specific situations, it is extremely important to consult a family attorney if you are considering entering into a premarital agreement. For instance, while the waiver of future spousal support may be advantageous to the spouse who works, it may be detrimental to the other spouse who gives up a career for the sake of the marriage. When deciding the terms of a premarital agreement, the parties may not even realize that they are putting themselves or their loved one in an unfair position.
The attorneys at Dolan Injury Lawyers, PLLC have experience drafting and reviewing premarital agreements and can advise either you, alone, or you and your spouse, together, as to the particulars of a premarital agreement. If you have an issue related to a premarital agreement, call Dolan Injury Lawyers, PLLC to set up a free consultation and case evaluation