Marital Agreement Attorneys in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids & Paw Paw
How to Achieve a Postnuptial Agreement
There are a multitude of good reasons to desire a postnuptial agreement. Whether it is to preserve wealth for children from another marriage, protect an inheritance, protect business interests or protect yourself against debt obligations, we can help you put together a sensible plan and agreement.
We can also help you make revisions to a prenuptial agreement that may be a bit dated and in need of modification now that you have been married for awhile.
A postnup is an opportunity to reconsider what is important to you and your spouse and this point in your relationship. It is a piece of added security to strengthen your expectations and stability.
Both Sides Equally Represented
A postnup will only hold up in court, if necessary, when it is evident that both you and your spouse were equally represented and informed by legal counsel. It may be best to have separate legal counsel to ensure that no conflicts of interest were present at the time the document was signed.
Clauses Commonly Discussed in Postnuptial Agreements
Our attorneys help people create postnuptial agreements throughout Michigan. We have been involved in many very detailed and creative postnups and many simple agreements. Both are effective, and we can advise you on customizing your postnup exactly as you prefer.
Some clauses commonly contained in postnuptial agreements include:
- Child-related clauses, involving support, custody and inheritances
- Spousal maintenance clauses
- Wealth preservation and distribution clauses
- Business asset and property clauses
- Debt clauses
- Inheritance and gift clauses
- Infidelity clause
Some of our clients also like to set a milestone or a certain number of years as a point at which the entire postnup or aspects of the postnup will dissolve.
Reasonable Agreements Succeed
It is important to remember that a postnup is a marital agreement between you and your spouse, similar in many ways to your marriage itself. It is a contract. Along with the strength of your relationship, there are laws and case law that will affect its efficacy.
Making these decisions in full disclosure and sincerity is crucial to the success of a postnup or prenup.
Speak with One of Our Kalamazoo Lawyers About Your Unique Situation
Please call our firm at (888) 461-7744 to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced family law attorney. We maintain offices in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo for your convenience, and we are responsive to your inquiry.