Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into by two people before they get married to each other. Prenuptial agreements are becoming more common with every marriage in South Florida. Theses contracts were once only used by wealthy individuals to protect their fortune in case of a divorce. Now, many couples who are getting married want a prenuptial agreement to protect their home and other assets or to avoid paying alimony in the event of a divorce.
The attorneys at Christy L. Hertz, P.A., are experienced in representing either party in a prenuptial agreement. We will meet with you and discuss the options for what you should include in your prenuptial agreement in the event of divorce, separation, or death. We will draft your prenuptial agreement and explain to you the best way to present the contract to your fiance and to negotiate with him or her.
If you have been presented with a prenuptial agreement, we will meet with you and help you understand what you have been asked to sign. We will negotiate the terms of the contract for you and help you keep your relationship in tact so you can move on to a happy marriage. Getting married is stressful and exciting even without having to worry about a prenuptial agreement. It is better not to wait and to finalize your prenuptial agreement well in advance of the wedding.Postnuptial Agreements
A postnuptial agreement is a contract entered into between a husband and a wife after they are married. Postnuptial agreements are used by married couples for a variety of reasons. A postnuptial agreement is a useful tool to changes the terms of your prenuptial agreement, allow you to enter into a contract that you wanted before you got married, or so you can live separately from your spouse with an agreement that sets forth the terms of your separation and potential divorce.
Postnuptial agreements are treated like any other contract, so the drafting skills of the attorneys involved are crucial. We prefer to be the attorney who prepares your postnuptial agreement, but we will review the contract that is prepared by your spouse's attorney.
We want to help you negotiate your postnuptial agreement to include your thoughts and preferences, while at the same time helping you to maintain a positive relationship with your spouse. A married couple that has a postnuptial agreement may have a relatively quick and inexpensive divorce because their postnuptial agreement serves as the settlement agreement.
Please contact us either online or by telephone at 305.444.3323 so we can to schedule a consultation with you regarding the drafting and negotiation of your prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement.