Drafting Postnuptial Agreements
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If you have already entered into marriage and desire to draw up an agreement regarding your finances, a postnuptial agreement is a good option. A postnuptial or post-marital agreement can provide the same security and stability of a prenuptial agreement for couples who have already tied the knot.
There are couples in their tenth or twentieth year of marriage who decide to get a postnuptial agreement. While some are being practical or protecting their children from another marriage, others view a postnuptial agreement as an ultimatum for a dying marriage. Whatever the reason in entering this agreement, the important thing to remember is that most of the assets acquired during the marriage have already become marital or common property.
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What Is Covered in a Postnuptial Agreement?
A postnuptial agreement is nearly identical to a prenuptial agreement, save for the period it was drafted. In a post-marital agreement, however, the issue of child custody and support may be included in the agreement as opposed to the prenuptial agreement that only deals with your financial interests.
- The agreement has to address the future of these already marital assets:
- Joint and individual properties such as real estates, stocks, etc.
- Acquired debts of both parties
- Earnings during the marriage
- Retirement assets
- Other valuable items acquired during the marriage
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In recent years, postnuptial agreements have become increasingly common. A poorly crafted postnuptial agreement, however, can easily be contested in the event of a divorce. At the Law Offices of David Binkley, we offer a comprehensive assessment of your case to ensure a binding post-marital agreement. Our Southeast Michigan divorce attorneys have the knowledge and experience to navigate the complexities that may arise in drafting a postnuptial agreement. We are dedicated to finding the right strategies to promote your best interests.
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