When And Why Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements Make Sense
Part of wedding planning sometimes involves a prenuptial agreement. While no one wants to consider divorce in the time leading up to a wedding, proactive steps can actually result in a long and successful marriage.
At Smith, Meier & Webb, LPA, we help soon-to-be-wedded and already married couples with agreements that help them enjoy the security that specific protection and common understanding exists for both husband and wife should the marriage end.
The Need For Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial agreements are contracts between two soon-to-be spouses as they enter marriage. Postnuptial documents are drafted after a couple has been married. The document deals with property division or spousal support in the event of divorce. A prenup can also determine the rights to the respective spouses’ assets and statutory rights when either spouse dies.
Common situations often necessitate a prenuptial agreement and include:
- Couples marrying later in life
- Couples that are blending their families together
- One or both spouses having children from a prior marriage or relationship
- Possess high net worth, including significant assets and investments
- Own or have acquired a business or practice
The firm’s lawyers attend to every detail in prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. From Springboro residents with modest incomes to Ohioans who enjoy significant wealth, we protect our clients’ interests during every step of the process.