Many couples contemplating marriage, or even after marriage, opt for a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement so as to reduce or eliminate entirely, the uncertainty and anxiety that comes with dividing assets at the time of a divorce, legal separation or upon the death of a spouse.
The goal of a well-drafted prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement is to determine what should happen with a spouse’s property rights upon the termination of the marriage, whether by death or by court decree. A prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement is not an indication of bad faith or lack of trust on the part of the spouses.
Consultation with an experienced Minnesota prenuptial agreement lawyer or postnuptial agreement lawyer can provide significant relief from the time, expense, and anxiety spent in resolving property rights when a marriage relationship is terminated.
If you have uncertainties or concerns about what might happen to your property interests during a marriage, it is very important to speak to an experienced prenuptial agreement lawyer about the impact that a marriage can have upon those rights. If you are married and you have uncertainties or concerns about your property rights, consulting with a postnuptial agreement lawyer can help resolve those uncertainties.
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Helping You Protect Your Assets
When a couple has a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement, it is sometimes because one or both spouses has an interest in property that she or he may want to ensure does not come under the control of a judge in the event of a divorce, legal separation or death. Sometimes it is a family business, a house, or a trust. While these assets may be considered ‘non-marital’ assets in a divorce or legal separation, there are times when ‘non-marital’ assets can be brought into the property division process, especially when those assets put the spouse with few assets at a disadvantage.
Can a Family Court Reject a Prenuptial or Post-Nuptial Agreement?
There are times when a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement can be rejected by the Family Court. For example, a Court can reject a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement if the Court believes that one of the spouses did not have enough opportunity to seek legal counsel before signing the agreement.
Contact a Twin Cities Family Law Lawyer
Family legal matters are difficult, which is why it is important to have an experienced attorney guiding you and giving you appropriate advice. If you are facing a divorce, child custody, child support matters, parenting time concerns, paternity issues, domestic abuse, spousal maintenance matters, or your need to appeal a judge’s decision, Beyer & Simonson, LLC can help you. Call today at 952-303-6007.