Helping Couples Establish Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements
When a couple marry, they are merging their lives – this includes sharing assets and debts acquired during the marriage. If the marriage ends in divorce, these assets and debts will likely be equitably distributed between both spouses. But couples can draft a legal agreement, either before or after their wedding, to establish personal specifications for the distribution of marital assets in the event of a divorce.
At Levin & Brend, P.C., our family law attorneys have extensive experience helping clients in and around Chicago establish prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. As experienced CPAs, our lawyers have the expertise to help clients protect their future through prenuptial and postnuptial agreements by working through the distribution of marital property, including complex financial assets.
Establishing Expectations Before Tensions Arise
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can significantly reduce the stress a couple endures if their marriage ends in divorce. They include a variety of provisions setting parameters for the following:
- The division of property and assets
- Specifications for spousal support
- The division of debts
Matters related to children, such as child support and custody, are generally not included in prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Those matters will be addressed separately in the event of a divorce. Our experience family law attorneys can guide you through each step of the process.
Discuss Your Options With An Experienced Attorney
As you say, “I do,” the last thing on your mind is divorce. But life can surprise you, and even the strongest relationships can take a turn for the worse. Planning for the possibility of divorce doesn’t mean you love your spouse less or that you’re planning for the marriage to end. It simply means you care enough to try to eliminate tension and unnecessary battles that could arise if your marriage deteriorates.
If you are thinking of having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement for your marriage, the attorneys at Levin & Brend, P.C., can help. Contact our Chicago office by calling 312-726-4440, or complete our online form to schedule your initial consultation.