Prenuptial Agreements & Postnuptial Agreements

Whether you are planning on getting married or just living together,
you can protect the interest of both parties through a marital or cohabitation agreement.

Prenuptial Agreements

Divorces can be lengthy, expensive, and full of emotion. Drafting a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage or postnuptial agreement after marraige is a way to reduce conflict and make divorce simple. These agreements can encompass all aspects of a divorce. Although, no one ever wants to get divorced making agreements when the parties are able to communicate is in the best interest of both parties.

Prenuptial Agreements include Property division, Spousal Maintenance, Child Support, Custody, Parenting Time, and other agreements of the parties.

Cohabitation Agreements

Cohabitation agreements are similar to prenuptial agreements; however, the parties are not married. A cohabitation agreement protects couples who plan to live together without the protection of marital laws.

Postnuptial Agreements

Creating a postnuptial agreement in Arizona is becoming a more popular practice for married couples. The postnuptial agreement, similar in nature to the prenup is a written contact that married couples enter into after being married to plan in advance the outcome of divided assets in the event of a separation or divorce.

To protect both parties in the marriage a postnuptial agreement can be written to enforce the division of property, separation of assets and spousal support. The postnuptial agreement can be executed during the event of death of a spouse and of course divorce.

The conversation around a postnuptial agreement is never one of ease for married couples. It’s best to work with an attorney who can help explain the benefits of this sort of planning and the advantages to all parties involved.

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