Atlanta Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreement Lawyer
Family Law Assistance in Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Forsyth & Fulton Counties
Once thought only applicable to celebrities, professional athletes, or other wealthy people, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements have grown more accepted and popular among couples of all income levels. While they may appear to be unromantic and spoil the trust between marital partners, they can do the opposite. These written contracts can create more confidence and stability based on the need for the parties to fully disclose their financial conditions as well as to predetermine one another’s property rights and responsibilities both during the marriage and in the event of a divorce.
To hold up in court, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements must be drafted and executed according to certain legal standards. Rob Wellon has an abundance of experience in helping individuals negotiate the terms of these contracts and their preparation and execution. If you need assistance with creating an original agreement or in updating one where circumstances have changed, Rob can advise you on the matter as well as formulate an agreement to suit your individual needs and objectives.
Request a free initial consultation Rob by contacting him online or by calling (404) 856-3241.
More About Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
A prenuptial agreement is one that you and your soon-to-be spouse negotiate, draft, and sign prior to the wedding; it becomes effective after you are married. A postnuptial agreement is one that you and your spouse draft and execute after you have been married and becomes effective once finalized.
These agreements can do the following:
- Identify each party’s separate property and detail how it will be handled upon divorce
- Detail how marital assets will be divided
- Detail how separate and marital debt will be handled
- Specify how spousal support/alimony will be handled, as in if it will be provided, the amount, and for how long
- Provide instructions for how inheritances and gifts will be handled, especially in the case of children from previous relationships
To be enforceable, these agreements cannot have been created by fraud, coercion, error, manipulation, or through nondisclosure of assets and debts. They also cannot be considered “unconscionable” for either party.
Because of the specifics laid out in these contracts, they provide an opportunity to build a mutually-agreeable foundation for your marriage based on honesty, communication, transparency, and trust. Rob can assist you in the disclosure, negotiation, and drafting of your agreement so it meets legal requirements and provides positive structure to property issues in your marriage.
Schedule a free consultation by calling (404) 856-3241 or contacting him online.