Kane County Prenuptial Agreement and Postnuptial Agreement Attorneys
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement Lawyers in Elgin and Batavia
While most couples approach their marriage with hopeful spirit of full commitment, planning for the future is always a wise decision. For many, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements may offer an increased level of security no matter what unforeseen circumstances may occur.
The Kane County family lawyers at The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. have vast experience helping couples protect their assets in the event of divorce or the untimely death of one spouse. Our attorneys are equipped to negotiate and develop prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that not only meet the immediate needs of our clients, but that are designed to serve a couple’s best interests for years to come.
Negotiating Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements in St. Charles and Geneva
It can certainly be very difficult for many people to consider the possibility of divorce or death, especially as they prepare for marriage. The mere thought of the relationship coming to an end seems out of the realm of realistic possibility. However, drafting prenuptial or postnuptial agreement at the height of marital cooperation can prevent contentiousness and acrimony should the unexpected happen.
As the future is always in motion, predicting what it may hold is nearly impossible, but with a little work now, a couple can be prepared no matter what is down the road. While virtually every couple would find some benefit in a prenuptial agreement, couples in certain situations may be particularly interested in developing such an agreement. These situations often include:
- Business involvements: Often, one or both spouses own interests in a business and some may even own a company together. In these cases, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can designate a contingency plan to be put into effect to prevent the business from being damaged in divorce;
- Significant personal assets prior to marriage: Many individuals have accumulated a great deal of property and assets prior to getting married. To reduce confusion and conflict, it may be best to address the future disposition of personal property explicitly, in the event of divorce or death;
- Children from a previous relationship: Inheritances and legacy gifts, among other concerns, can be addressed in prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Doing so can ensure a subsequent marriage does not unduly impact the rights or expectations of children from a prior marriage or relationship; and
- Vastly different net worth: Situations in which one partner’s personal net worth is significantly higher than that of the other may be ideally suited for a prenuptial agreement. An agreement can offer security to the spouse with higher net worth that the marriage (or divorce) is not motivated by financial considerations;
Prenuptial agreements are, as most realize, developed and agreed upon prior to marriage. Postnuptial agreements, on the other hand, are created after a marriage has begun. Both types of agreements can be used to address all of the same considerations, including property division, spousal support/alimony, and many others. A postnuptial agreement may also be utilized by legally separated couples in an attempt to reduce conflict, repair the marriage, and avoid a bitter divorce.
If you would like to know more about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and how such agreements could benefit your marriage, contact our office. Call us at 630-462-9500630-462-9500 today to schedule a consultation. We will help you understand your options and show you how we can assist in protecting your interests should divorce or death become a reality. We are proud to serve all of DuPage and Kane Counties from our office in Wheaton, Illinois.