Protecting Your Future With Prenuptial And Post-Nuptial Agreements
Prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements have gotten a bad reputation as tools that are used to deprive one or the other spouse of his or her basic rights in the event of a divorce. In fact, these agreements are typically used to protect both spouses’ personal property rights. They are also used to make special provisions for either spouse’s children from a previous marriage or the handling of assets that would normally be considered marital property.
Agreements like these can be very complex legal documents, and it is important that you have a qualified attorney involved from the outset. At The Rose Law Firm, LLC, we have helped clients with a variety of issues related to prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, including negotiation, drafting, review and litigation.
Understanding The Difference Between Prenuptial And Post-Nuptial Agreements
Prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements are essentially the same thing. The main difference is when they are executed. A prenuptial agreement is signed by both spouses prior to the wedding. A post-nuptial agreement is signed after the wedding has already taken place. While prenuptial agreements tend to be more common, both documents serve to protect the individual property rights of both spouses and allow them to ensure certain protections at the end of the marriage.
Enforcement Of Prenuptial And Post-Nuptial Agreements
There are certain legal requirements that come with an Alabama prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement. For example, they must be accurate and true as of the day they are signed, and neither spouse can be forced into signing an agreement as a condition of getting married. We have represented clients on both sides of disputes over these agreements. Whether you are the person who wishes to challenge an agreement or the one who needs to defend it, we are prepared to provide the representation you need.
Talk To A Lawyer About Your Prenup Or Post-Nup Questions
We invite you to contact our Birmingham office to discuss your questions about prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements with one of our attorneys. We offer a free, in-person initial consultation where you can learn more about how these agreements work as well as your legal options. You can reach us by phone at 205-208-7560 or via email. A representative of The Rose Law Firm is available at any time, day or night, to help you schedule an appointment.