The attorneys in our group advise clients of the value of well-thought-out pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and other agreements and important considerations in contemplation of marriage from a legal standpoint which goes well beyond fixing terms of dissolution in the event that the marriage should fail.
Pre-nuptial agreements are, in short, written contracts designed to take various matters in to account including but not limited to:
Post-nuptial agreements are binding agreements made between a husband and wife after the marriage has taken place that takes similar matters in to account.
It is important to note that a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement can provide future security to any spouse, one with significant assets and income or one without.
The primary reason for such agreements is for future planning and security including avoidance of expensive litigation in the event that unplanned and often undesired events take place.