Family Law

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into between two people before they get married to each other. Prenuptial agreements are becoming more common with every marriage in South Florida. These contracts were once only used by wealthy individuals to protect their fortune in case of a divorce.  Now, many people in South Florida who are getting married want a prenuptial agreement just to protect their house or to avoid paying alimony.

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We are experienced in representing either party in a prenuptial agreement. We will meet with you to discuss the options for what you should include in the prenuptial agreement in the event of divorce, separation, or death. We will draft the prenuptial agreement and explain to you the best way to present the contract to your fiancé and negotiate with him or her.

If you have been presented with a prenuptial agreement, we will meet with you and help you understand what you have been asked to sign. We will negotiate the terms for you and help you keep your relationship intact so you can move on to a happy marriage.

Getting married is stressful and exciting even without having to worry about a prenuptial agreement. It is better not to wait and to finalize your prenuptial agreement well in advance of the wedding.

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Postnuptial Agreements

 A postnuptial agreement is a contract entered into between a husband and wife after they are married. This is a useful tool to change your prenuptial agreement, allow you to enter into a contract that you wanted before you married, or so you can live separately from your spouse with an agreement that sets forth the terms of your separation and potential divorce.

 

 Postnuptial agreements are treated like contracts so the drafting skills of the attorneys involved are crucial. We prefer to be the attorney who prepares the postnuptial agreement, but we will review the contract that is prepared by your spouse's attorney.

 

We want to help you to negotiate your postnuptial agreement to include your thoughts and preferences and to help you maintain a positive relationship with your spouse. A married couple that has a postnuptial agreement may have a relatively quick and inexpensive divorce because their settlement agreement is the postnuptial agreement. More and more couples in South Florida are using postnuptial agreements.