Experienced Berks County Prenuptial Attorneys Around Reading, PA
You Need Prenuptial Agreements Because A Marriage Is A Legal Contract
Many couples mistakenly believe that having a Prenuptial Agreement shows your spouse that you expect your marriage to fail. So it’s often a difficult topic for couples to address. But marriage is more than a commitment of love between two people.
Marriage is a major legal commitment. Everyone must understand their legal responsibilities and obligations in order to protect:
- their assets; and
- their futures.
Our experience working with couples regarding Prenuptial Agreements enables us to present the concept and advantages:
- in a positive light; and
- without compromising your positive expectations entering into the marriage.
Our Prenuptial Agreements Attorneys will explain what protections would be right for your family.
Do I Need a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement?
Just about everyone who enters into a marriage should consult with a Prenuptial Agreements Attorney (or Prenup Attorney) to protect themselves and their family in the event of a divorce. Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreements may be especially important when one spouse has:
- significant assets;
- a business;
- personal debts; or
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements address Division of Property should a married couple file for divorce.
The Differences Between Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial Agreements are made before a marriage to determine:
Without this type of agreement, the court will use PA State Laws to determine:
Division of Assets;
Child Custody; and
Work with our Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys to negotiate and sign a Prenup Agreement. This ensures that, if the marriage doesn’t work out, the dissolution of the marriage happens on the couple’s terms and protects both parties.
Postnuptial Agreements are made after you’re married also decides:
Division of Assets; and
other issues of a Divorce.
Obviously, Postnuptial Agreements are more complicated. Both partners will have to have their own Postnuptial Agreement Attorney.
The Appropriate Time for a Postnuptial Agreement
Postnuptial Agreements can be very beneficial if :
- you don’t have a Prenuptial Agreement; or
- things have changed in your marriage. For example…
- you start business together;
- one or both partners gain considerable assets or property;
- they have a child after getting married; or
- one spouse has been unfaithful. In this case the Postnuptial Agreement shows the unfaithful spouse is serious about working on the relationship.
Postnuptial Agreements address more complicated financial situations.
Working with a Prenuptial Agreement Attorney in Berks County and Reading, PA
Obviously, any couple getting married, or experiencing big changes in their marriage, should consult with a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreements Attorney. We are Family Law specialists. Our Prenuptial Attorneys have 40 years’ experience protecting clients in Berks County communities around Reading, PA.