Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Cairns Law is experienced in handling all aspects of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

Pre-nuptial, or Pre-marital, Agreements

Pre-nuptial agreements (also called pre-marital agreements or pre-nups) are contracts that parties sign prior to getting married that outline what is to occur in the event of the death of either party or a divorce. Generally, pre-nuptial agreements give parties make arrangements that differ from what the law would do in the event of death or divorce.

Pre-nuptial agreements are beneficial to parties who have assets that they want to protect in the event of divorce, such as inheritance, retirement benefits, or business interests. However, pre-nuptial agreements can also have significant legal consequences that each party should be aware of prior to entering the agreement.

Post-nuptial Agreements

Post-nuptial agreements are contracts that parties enter into after they have already married. Unlike pre-marital agreement, post-nuptial agreements have significant legal hurdles that need addressed regarding the future enforceability of the agreements. If you or your spouse is interested in a post-nuptial agreement, you should contact an experienced family law attorney.

If you need assistance in drafting a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement or you need an experienced family law attorney to review an agreement drafted by another attorney, contact one of our experienced attorneys at 317/632-4711 or complete our contact form and one of our experienced attorneys will contact you.

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