Benjamin Franklin said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” While it is not pleasant to think of a potential marriage ending in divorce, the best time to think about that is before the marriage, when the parties are the most interested in dealing with each other in a fair and equitable manner. A prenuptial agreement can be used to protect premarital or family wealth.
Eaton Family Law & Mediation, LLC, attorneys strongly advise to not wait until the week before the wedding to start discussing a prenuptial agreement. Ideally, clients will start the discussion with each other and obtain legal advice several months before the intended wedding date.
Sometimes, when parties experience marital strife after the marriage, developing a post-nuptial agreement allows the parties to reconcile by eliminating the fear of what would happen in the event of a divorce. Post-nuptial agreements are similar to pre-nuptial agreements, but differ as to the timing and legal authority. We encourage you to consult with an attorney at Eaton Family Law & Mediation, LLC, if you are interested in pursuing a post-nuptial agreement.