In recent decades, Americans have begun to enter first marriages later in life than previous generations did. This means that many couples have had time to pursue an education, start careers and build personal assets before getting married. For this reason and many others, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are growing in popularity.fami
If you believe that one of these agreements may be beneficial to your own marriage, the experienced attorneys at Berlin Family Law Group can guide you through the entire process. We will help you craft an agreement that is fair, enforceable and protective of both spouses.
Prenuptial agreements have long suffered from a bad reputation. They are seen as “romance killers” or as a way for a wealthy person to solidify a wealth imbalance in their marriage. At the very least, people often assume that signing a prenuptial agreement is proof that you expect to get divorced.
None of these are true in all (or even most) cases. Instead, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are a way to set the terms of your divorce ahead of time should divorce ever become necessary. They are like buying insurance – a good idea even if you don’t expect to need it.
When creating and signing a prenuptial agreement, each partner needs to be represented by his or her own attorney. For postnuptial agreements, however, a married couple can usually use the same attorney.