Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Engaged couples often have pretty extensive to-do lists before the wedding ceremony, and it is no surprise that prenuptial agreements rarely make those lists.
Whether you are marrying for the first time or you are remarrying, the Stockdale Law Firm, Inc. in El Dorado Hills, can help you become proactive in establishing effective prenuptial agreements to limit future legal or financial liabilities in the event of a divorce or legal separation.
A prenuptial agreement addresses in specific terms many matters, including the following:
- Who gets what assets in the event that you decide to end your legal union
- How finances and assets will be handled during the marriage
- Spousal support terms
- Any business ownership issues
- What to do with your estate in the event that one of you dies
- The handling of gifts, inheritances, or trusts
- Benefits, disability, and insurance coverage
The issues that can be settled by a postnuptial agreement are similar to the ones included in a prenuptial agreement.
Because of the relationship that a husband and wife have entered into together through marriage, a married couple that has decided to create a postnuptial agreement are considered each other’s fiduciary, and they are required by law to provide each other with the full disclosure of all information and issues pertaining to the drafting of a postnuptial agreement.
If you would like to schedule an initial consultation with one of our Firm’s skilled family law attorneys in El Dorado Hills to learn how we can help you with your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, please complete this online request form.