Establishing Effective Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements

Are you planning a wedding? Whether this is your first marriage or your third marriage, you may want to consider protecting your assets in the event that your marriage ends in divorce. It may not necessarily be a discussion that you and your spouse want to have, but I encourage people to use it as a valuable talking point.

At the Law Office of Stephen J. Kecskes, in Virginia Beach, I help people draft and establish prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. With more than 30 years of experience as a divorce attorney, I am well-versed in the items that need to be covered in these agreements and the exact language that needs to be included. Call me at 757-431-8665 to arrange a free 30-minute consultation and learn how I can draft a comprehensive and legally enforceable prenuptial or postnuptial agreement for you.

When Are Prenuptial Agreements And Postnuptial Agreements Written?

Do not wait until the month of your wedding to broach the subject of a prenuptial agreement. We should begin the process several months in advance. This will ensure that we have ample time to consider everything and ensure that all legal requirements are met. If you have children from a previous marriage, are getting married later in life, own a business, have substantial assets or have another similar high net worth situation, you may want to consider a prenuptial agreement.

Postnuptial agreements are, as the name suggests, established after the wedding and during the marriage. These agreements can come on the heels of marital strife when divorce seems imminent, during a major life change or in the presence of another type of significant event.

What Is Included In The Agreement?

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements provide directives for property rights in the event of a divorce. It is also possible to include other items in the prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, but the agreements usually are geared heavily toward financial elements.

In addition to drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, I can protect you during divorce proceedings if such an agreement is present. I can determine if the agreement is enforceable, ensure that it is properly enforced and determine if grounds exist to challenge the agreement.

Call A Divorce Lawyer To Schedule A Free 30-Minute Consultation

My Virginia Beach law office offers free 30-minute consultations. To schedule yours, please call 757-431-8665 or contact me online today.