Determining Property And Financial Rights In The Event Of Divorce
Establishing a prenuptial agreement (also known as a “prenup”) does not mean that you do not love or trust your spouse. Rather, it means you are willing to have open, honest communication.
I can write for you a prenuptial agreement, antenuptial agreement and postnuptial agreement. For legal advice regarding your situation, contact me, Cleveland, Ohio, family lawyer Simon W. Johnson.
Why A Prenup Is Important
A prenuptial agreement establishes what will happen in the event of death or divorce. There are many reasons for choosing to enter into a prenuptial agreement.
- Does either party have children from another previous relationship?
- Does either party have significant property or assets to bring into the marriage?
- Does either party have interests in a small business?
- Does the couple have specific parameters for how finances should be handled throughout the marriage?
A prenuptial agreement may address any of these issues and many other concerns that the parties discuss.
Steps To Creating A Prenuptual Agreement
In order for a prenuptial agreement to be upheld, there must be full disclosure of all assets and liabilities, both parties must have had opportunity to consult a lawyer and the agreement must be established in writing and signed by both parties. I will help you through the process of establishing a valid prenuptial agreement and can also help to negotiate post-marital agreements (postnuptial agreements). To discuss your legal needs or to learn more about prenuptial agreements or antenuptial agreements in Ohio, contact me, prenuptial agreement attorney Simon W. Johnson by email or by 440-497-6716.