Pre-Nuptial Agreements Address Practical Concerns
While it may seem cold and detached, more calculated than loving, to draw up a marital agreement, it is one of the most practical things to do before a marriage. Divorce is an emotional experience, and it is far better to settle practical matters just in case those emotions dominate your treatment of each other during the proceedings. Maybe you or your loved one received an inheritance from a relative, such as a family heirloom. Pre-nuptial agreements can ensure that these items are clearly designated as belonging to the rightful party ahead of time, preventing one spouse or the other from claiming it in an emotional state.
If you have any assets, inheritances, businesses, or otherwise that you want to keep separate after the wedding, then a pre-nup is a necessary measure to take. Pre-nups also cover assets that are accumulated during the marriage, keeping your finances separate to varying degrees. Seek the advice of an experienced legal counsel to work out the details of such an agreement.
Keep Your Assets Separate with Post Marital Agreements
Post marital agreements are nearly identical to pre-nups, except they take place after the couple is legally wed. In many cases, marriages occur before people hit the high-point in their careers. Other times, couples simply don't have the time to draw up a contract before they are married. In either case, it is important to protect your finances in case of a divorce. These agreements cover assets acquired while married before it is signed and anything you may acquire after it's signed. Depending on your individual circumstances, it may be necessary to draw up any marital agreements after the wedding takes place. This is a completely legal practice as long as all of the requirements are met and no one is forced into signing. All it takes is a competent attorney capable of using the precise, appropriate language.
Contact us today to get a consultation on drawing up a rock-solid pre-nuptial agreement. We are proud to serve all areas of southern Nevada including Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City, Nevada.