The Value of a Post-nuptial Agreement
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Marital agreements, whether drawn up before or after the wedding, are legally enforceable contracts between a husband and a wife. A post-nuptial agreement typically defines the "character" of all or a portion of marital assets, defining ownership of certain property. It can also define who is responsible for debts.
A post-nuptial agreement is often used to protect the marital property interests of one spouse if the other spouse is about to embark on a risky business venture. It can also be helpful during a time of marital problems, providing peace of mind to a spouse who feels at financial risk but who might be willing to work on a relationship if they felt their interests were protected.
At the law office of Anderson & Associates, our family law attorneys assist couples in reviewing or drafting enforceable marital agreements. The Illinois firm won a precedent-setting post-nuptial case on appeal, and has experienced lawyers ready to serve clients with post marital agreement needs.
If you would like to learn more about the possible benefits of a post-nuptial agreement, we invite you to contact a family lawyer at Anderson & Associates. For more than 25 years, we've been providing sensitive and effective legal counsel to couples in the greater Chicago area. Call 847-995-9999 (Schaumburg office) or 630-653-9400 (Wheaton office) or 312-345-9999 (Chicago) to schedule a free initial consultation.
Issues that Can be Addressed in a Post-nuptial Agreement
- Protect the family home or other assets in the event of a business failure
- Clarify the inheritance rights of children from a current or previous marriage
- Establish the ownership of property in the event of a divorce or death of a spouse
To learn more about the potential benefits of a post-nuptial agreement and the requirements that must be met under Illinois law, contact our office to schedule a consultation.
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