Pre-Nuptial AgreementsThe O’Neill Law Firm hopes all marriages last a lifetime; however, we know this isn’t always the case. If you or your spouse have a considerable amount of assets, protecting yourself with a pre-nuptial agreement ensures both parties protection should a divorce be in your future.
Post-Nuptial AgreementsDid you receive an inheritance or start a successful business after marrying your spouse? If so, developing a post-nuptial agreement ensures assets are protected should separation be on the horizon.
A pre-nuptial agreement establishes the terms of separation, prior to marriage, should dissolution of the marriage become necessary. Pre-nuptial agreements are particularly useful when one or both parties have substantial individual assets prior to a marriage that would lead to unnecessary complications and the prolonging of proceedings in the event of a divorce. Often, there are specific requirements regarding the language and terms of such agreements in order to make them equitable and enforceable. Most pre-nuptial agreements have terms that affect the enforceability of the agreement based on the fault of either party in causing the unsustainability of the marriage. Pre-nuptial agreements can also be brought under the review of the court to determine the equitability of the agreement.