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Why Post-Nuptial Agreements Should Be Highly Considered

On Behalf of | Dec 9, 2019 | family law attorney

Have you ever considered getting a postnuptial agreement? Are you familiar with what this document entails? There are many benefits that come with it, and our professionals are here to explain exactly what they are. Here at Law Offices of Jorge L. Gonzales P.A., we are here for you in Doral, FL. You can count on our divorce attorney.

Why Should You Do It?

The following are five benefits of creating a postnuptial agreement:

  • Protects your financial stability – A well-crafted postnuptial agreement can protect the financial interests of both spouses. It can protect each spouse’s separate property from future claims, determine the property division of new assets acquired during the marriage, and stipulate whether one spouse would be responsible for paying the other alimony in the event of a divorce.
  • Protect the financial stability of your children – As we mentioned before, a postnuptial agreement can protect money intended for your children to be taken by your spouse upon divorce.
  • Defines expectations – Since financial issues are a common cause of marital fights, a postnuptial agreement can help a couple establish similar financial expectations.
  • Simplify the divorce process – A postnuptial agreement can help ensure a more expeditious divorce by determining specific factors of the settlement in advance.
  • Peace of mind – A postnuptial agreement may help mitigate the emotions and uncertainty that can result from a contentious divorce

What Is A Postnuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements are quite common among wealthy individuals, especially those in “community property” states, where marital property is divided down the middle after a marriage dissolves. They’re also used in situations where one party wants to safeguard a family business and avoid taking on the other party’s debts, or they’re used to clarify financial responsibilities during the marriage.

Postnups are similar and typically address the same issues, but are, of course, entered into after a couple is married (or joined in a civil union). While postnups were once generally unenforceable, they increased in popularity after more states adopted “no-fault” divorce laws beginning in the 1970s.

Legally, postnups differ from prenups only by the fact that they’re entered into after a couple has already gotten married. However, most states allow parties to a postnuptial agreement to use the same attorney, although, by doing so, the courts will more closely scrutinize the agreement for fairness. Prenuptial agreements, meanwhile, always require separate counsel.

You Can Count On Us For A Postnuptial Agreement

Jorge L. Gonzalez is a dedicated family law and probate attorney with over 25 years of experience, representing and defending clients and their rights throughout the State of Florida. The Law Offices of Jorge L. Gonzalez, P.A. can provide you with aggressive representation and legal advice you need in family law matters, probate cases, traffic offenses, and bankruptcy.

Contact Our Divorce Attorney Today!

We are here to help when it comes to a postnuptial agreement and to make it a little less stressful. If you are looking for a lawyer for wills who will get the job done, the Law Offices of Jorge L. Gonzales, P.A. are here to make sure you get exactly what you need. We are conveniently located in Doral and can also assist clients in Doral, FL. Call our divorce attorney today for more information.