Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreement Lawyer
Why Get A Prenup?
The idea of a prenuptial agreement rubs quite a few people the wrong way. “Why get married if you anticipate a potential failure?” they may ask. They may fear that a prenup will become a self-fulfilling prophecy of marital breakdown. Judgments such as these tend to overlook several realities that engaged people should face head-on as they prepare to marry:
- About half the marriages in our society end in divorce. Entertaining the notion of an possible divorce someday can be realistic and even prudent.
- Many people preparing to marry have financial and family complications to take into consideration: inherited assets, business interests, wide income differentials between spouses or children from previous marriages.
- Divorce litigation dealing with division of assets can be very costly.
- A prenuptial agreement can serve as a sort of “insurance policy” against potentially nasty legal maneuvers in the event of a marital breakup.
Who Needs A Prenup?
At our law firm, we often see clients who are considering prenuptial agreements falling into one of two categories:
- Young people who have special financial circumstances such as gifting by older generations
- Older people who have worked their whole lives and have substantial assets
Rest assured that if we help you craft a prenuptial agreement, we will do so fully hoping and expecting that you will never have to use it. On the other hand, we can predict from experience that you and your fiancé or fiancée will find peace of mind in putting down in writing the expectations that you both bring into the marriage with regard to each other’s assets.
Postnuptial agreements, on the other hand, have several common applications; namely:
- As tools of reconciliation
- As a way to keep business interests of spouses separate
- As a way of spelling out how inheritances will be treated
Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates in Salt Lake City, Lehi and Ogden have abundant experience guiding clients through the process of formalizing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Helping You Make Informed Decisions Regarding Assets In A Marriage
As you prepare for marriage or seek clarity regarding assets after a marriage is already in existence, it is an intelligent thing to make clear your mutual expectations through a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. At our Utah family law firm, we work diligently to help our clients make the right decisions.
Contact A Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreement Attorney
Do you want to be sure that your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in Utah will be enforceable? Contact us today online or by telephone at (801) 475-8800 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Utah family lawyer.