Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements

More and more couples are using prenuptial and postnuptial agreements as tools to strengthen their marriages. As many have realized, these documents can offer financial protection to both spouses, and thereby alleviate a great many monetary concerns within a given relationship.

Based in Charlotte, and practicing throughout Mecklenburg County, The Patterson Law Office, PLLC, offers qualified assistance to couples seeking to devise prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. We help spouses understand what sorts of provisions and considerations ought to be included in these contracts, and aim to set the foundations for a strong and lasting union. If you need assistance, an attorney can provide it.

What Is A Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is signed before marriage, and delineates how assets will be divided in the event of a divorce. A postnuptial agreement is essentially identical, but is signed after a couple has already been married.

Traditionally, these contracts were created most often in situations where one spouse possessed a great deal of independent wealth, or where one or both spouses were entering a second (or third, or fourth) marriage. They are a potent means of safeguarding possessions, which can be especially crucial when an individual is bringing children from a previous marriage into a new relationship.

In recent years, however, many couples — including young spouses marrying for the first time — have used prenuptial and postnuptial agreements as a pre-emptive way to avoid financial disputes, and thereby reduce potential marital stress.

Protecting Your Long-Term Interests

To learn more about these contracts, or to speak with a qualified North Carolina lawyer, reach out to our firm. You can call us at 704-240-5294 or arrange a consultation online. We're here to answer your questions and address your concerns.