Making the decision to enter into a pre-marital or marital agreement is not an easy one, but it can significantly impact your future in the event you get divorced. For many, it is the best way to give couples peace of mind and avoid unnecessary litigation if things don’t turn out the way they expected. There are several types of marital agreements that may impact divorce proceedings, including:
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Post-nuptial agreements
- Separation agreements
- Property settlement agreements
Pre-marital or pre-nuptial marital agreements are utilized by individuals for various reasons. They may own a business, have more assets than their partner, have previously had a divorce or want to protect funds or benefits for existing children. Post-marital or post-nuptial agreements, including separation and property settlement agreements are prepared to divide assets (property) and debt, outline child and spousal support, as well as custody and visitation issues. At Kelly & Crandall, we know that such agreements must be carefully prepared and reviewed, and understood. We can guide you through what subject matters should be included in these agreements, and what legal provisions are reasonable and appropriate to find the best solution for your situation.