Understanding The Purpose Of Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are contracts between a couple concerning ownership and rights to property should their marriage fail. Postnuptial agreements are put into place after a couple has already married. Our firm, Reese-Beisbier & Associates, P.C., works with couples who want to establish these legal agreements. Our attorneys can draft prenuptial or postnuptial agreements for you or review one that has been presented to you by your partner.

Important Facts To Know About Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements In Georgia

It is important to understand how agreements of this type can aid your relationship, now and in the future. Here are a few facts that the attorneys of our firm share with couples contemplating a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement:

  • The primary purpose of these agreements is to determine how property will be divided in the event of a divorce.
  • Many couples use prenup/postnup contracts to clarify what assets will remain separate and not divided at the end of the marriage.
  • Other couples use these contracts to preclude the possibility of alimony payments in the event of a divorce.
  • Child support and custody cannot be determined in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements cannot be drafted in such a way that enforcement of their terms is unconscionably unfair to one of the parties.
  • Each member of a couple making a prenuptial agreement should be represented by their own attorney, who will ensure they understand the terms of the document.

Our firm can answer your questions about prenuptial or postnuptial agreements and advise you on the best steps to take to protect your interests.

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