Premarital and Postmarital Agreements
Kansas City Metro Area Lawyer Assisting With Both Premarital and Postmarital Agreements
There is a common misconception surrounding premarital agreements. Most people believe when one member of an engaged couple asks another to sign a premarital agreement, he or she is not wholly committed to the relationship or that they may be holding something back. This is usually not the case.
With the current divorce rate, proactively planning for the future may be a wise decision. Although no one enters a marriage planning on divorce, it can happen. Also, certain types of property are best protected with a premarital agreement. Isn't it better to be prepared?
At the Law Firm of Kevin Stuart Cavanaugh, in the Overland Park, Kansas area, I assist men and women who are preparing to marry or who have already married with drafting antenuptial/prenuptial agreements or postnuptial agreements. With more than 25 years of experience as a family law attorney, I understand and appreciate the true value of these agreements.
If you have questions regarding premarital (prenuptial) agreements, contact my office to arrange a free initial consultation. Appointment times are available days, evenings and weekends.
Exploring the Benefits of a Premarital Agreement
People create premarital agreements to protect themselves and the person they are marrying in the event of a divorce. For those with significant family business assets, safeguarding these assets may make their extended family more comfortable knowing that they will not be drawn into a potentially costly divorce.
Other benefits of premarital agreements include:
- Protecting your separate or premarital property
- Defining what is considered marital property
- Reducing the time and money involved in a divorce
Pursuing a Postmarital Agreement
Postmarital agreements are the same as premarital agreements, except that they are put in place after a legal marriage has taken place. Please note, a postmarital agreement must be signed before either party chooses to divorce.
If you are considering a premarital (prenuptial) agreement or postmarital (postnuptial) agreement, it is extremely important to understand your options and your rights. Contact my office to arrange a free initial consultation.