Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreement Lawyers in Park City
We Can Help You and Your Partner Create a Strong, Fair Agreement
Marriage is a serious commitment that you can (and should) expect to affect your entire life. Many couples, at the beginning of their journey together, make the wise decision to enter a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement. These contracts help you and your partner establish expectations for your private property and spousal support. Creating a plan together can help build trust between you and your partner and your extended family.
Our team is highly experienced in family law matters including pre- and post-nuptial agreements. These contracts can quickly become convoluted, depending on you and your partners’ needs. Our team can help you craft an agreement to protect your assets.
Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements: Is There a Difference?
As you may guess from the names, pre-nuptial agreements are created before a wedding, whereas post-nuptial agreements are created after. Other than that, there is no difference between the two. Utah courts recognize them as equally valid—so if you are worried about choosing one form of agreement over the other, you should not be concerned. No matter where you are in your relationship, if you are considering whether such an agreement is appropriate, ask our attorneys for a free consultation.
Assets, Debt, and Taxes
These are the three things a pre- or post-nuptial agreement can address. Though you and your fiancé or spouse may be on different earning levels or bring different assets to the relationship, it’s possible your debts are skewed in a different direction. Additionally, you never know how your financial situation will change throughout your partnership. This is why it can be smart to put together a pre- or post-nuptial agreement now: It will lay out terms that apply to both you and your partner, no matter how things change in the future. Especially if you and your partner are in different financial situations, it can also be worth it to formalize tax filing plans to protect your household’s assets.
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Why You Need Attorney Support
Contracts of all sorts have to be written with very careful language, or their signatories may inconveniently learn the protection they offer is not what they thought. No matter your goal for a pre- or post-nuptial agreement, it’s important to make sure you fully understand the document you’re signing. Not only can a knowledgeable attorney make sure the document says what you want it to—but they can also take the time to go through it with you, explaining each clause and why it matters.
Can You Invalidate a Pre- or Post-Nup?
Once you have signed a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement, it will remain valid unless you can prove the other party acted illegally during its creation. If the document is fraudulent in any way or your partner failed to mention anything that would affect the terms of the agreement and/or your expectations, it may be ruled invalid. The same goes for anyone who was coerced into signing.
However, aside from that, no one can invalidate an agreement just by saying they no longer approve of it. If you think you may be facing a legal battle concerning your pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement, come to our attorneys for a free consultation so we can offer you advice.
Call Our Experienced Contract Attorneys Today
We invite you and your partner to reach out if you are considering a pre- or post-nuptial agreement. As a small law firm, our attorneys take the time to get to know every client and provide detailed and honest explanations of what they can or should expect. When dealing with issues so important and personal, it’s important to have an attorney you trust. Come by our offices today to see how we can help you.