Jupiter Postnuptial Agreement Lawyer
While most people have heard of prenuptial agreements, many are unaware that it is actually possible to enter into this type of contract after a marriage has already taken place. Postnuptial agreements are similar to prenuptial agreements, in that they can dictate how a couple divides property or debts upon divorce, but are simply created and executed after the date of marriage. Although you may not be anticipating divorce, knowing that you will be provided for in the event of divorce can give you peace of mind. For help drafting your own postnuptial agreement, reach out to a dedicated Jupiter postnuptial agreement lawyer today.
What Your Postnuptial Agreements Can Cover
Postnuptial agreements can address all of the same kinds of issues as a prenuptial agreement and are primarily focused on:
- Protecting assets in the event of divorce;
- Providing for the division of assets if one spouse passes away; or
- Setting out the obligations of the parties during the marriage.
To this end, postnuptial agreements can dictate which liabilities and assets will qualify as marital property or separate property, can divide both debts and assets, and entitle one party to alimony in the event of divorce. They can even dictate how certain property will be purchased, sold, used, or transferred during or after the marriage. Most postnuptial agreements also include provisions related to alimony payments, including how much one spouse will be entitled to receive, what form those payments will take, and how long they will be made.
Postnuptial contracts can also include plans for sharing child custody and paying child support, as long as they don’t waive those rights and obligations entirely. Ultimately, what a couple chooses to put in their postnuptial agreement will depend on their specific situation, including whether they share children, what types of assets they brought into the marriage, the value of assets acquired during the marriage, and the relative earning power of the parties themselves. For help coming up with a postnuptial agreement that will best serve your family’s needs, please contact our Jupiter legal team today.
Creating an Enforceable Postnuptial Agreement
To be considered legally enforceable, a postnuptial agreement must meet specific requirements. An agreement will not, for instance, be enforceable if one of the parties was coerced or threatened into the agreement. Similarly, if one of the parties overreaches or creates an agreement that is grossly unfair, then the contract can be thrown out. Any evidence of fraud or misrepresentations regarding assets and debts can also be enough to void a contract. For such an agreement to be valid in Florida, both of the parties must fully disclose their assets and should be represented by their own attorneys.
Getting Help from a Jupiter Postnuptial Agreement Lawyer
Speak with experienced and skilled Jupiter postnuptial agreement lawyer Caroline Olson, P.A. to learn more about what kind of contract will work best for you and your family. You can set up a free case review by calling our office at 561-288-0548, or by filling out an online contact form.