Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Atlanta Family Law Attorney
A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is not about distrust or impending
divorce, it is about both planning and protecting the financial future
of the parties involved. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are commonly
used to establish the financial obligations of the parties if the marriage
is subsequently dissolved and can be entered into either during the marriage
or after the marriage.
Who Should Enter into a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement?
More couples are entering into prenuptial or postnuptial agreements simply
because they do not want a court telling them how to divide their assets
should they decide to separate. Whether a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement
is right for you depends on your unique situation. For example, if you
are a young couple just starting out, expect about the same income during
the marriage, and will accumulate most of your assets during the marriage,
then a prenuptial agreement is probably not right for you. However, you
should certainly consider entering into a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement
for the right circumstances.
You may consider having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement if you:
- Own a business
- Have significant assets
- Have children or grandchildren from a previous marriage
- Expect to receive a large inheritance
- There is a significant difference between your income and that of your spouse
- Expect a sizable increase regarding income
We understand that each person has a long list of questions and expectations
that need to be addressed before they can make an informed decision as
to whether or not a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is necessary for
their personal situation. The Atlanta family attorneys at Peterson &
Harris have extensive experience in drafting prenuptial and postnuptial
agreements and are ready to address all your specific concerns and questions.