Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are useful tools for couples of all ages and economic levels that, ideally, will never need to be used. However, this does not eliminate their importance, as these agreements allow couples to reduce the time, conflict, and legal expenses involved in the event of a divorce by proactively addressing and resolving potential disputes in advance. Prenuptial agreements are completed prior to the date of marriage. Postnuptial agreements are completed after the date of marriage. Both types of agreements serve many purposes in the event of a divorce, including the protection of non-marital assets, the division of the marital estate, and the determination of the amount and duration of spousal maintenance (formerly known as alimony), if any.
Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C. can tailor a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement to your individual facts and circumstances, making it as broad or specific as you need. If you think that a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement may be right for you, please contact me at (312) 919-8857 to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your options.