Postnuptial Agreements

Postnuptial agreements are martial contracts that you enter after you have been married. Postnups can accomplish the same goals as a prenup even though they are executed after you are married. There are many reasons why you and your spouse may want to enter a postnuptial agreement.  For many couples, their lives drastically change over the course of a marriage. While you might not have thought you needed a martial agreement before you were married, a postnuptial agreement now seems practical given your current situation.

Just like with prenuptial agreements, there are certain requirements that you must meet for a postnup to be valid. In addition, because you are making decisions that could potentially alter your future, you want to ensure the agreement is fair and judicious. Therefore, it is important to retain the services of an attorney who has experience negotiating and drafting postnuptial agreements.

Contact The Eaton Family Law Firm by calling 561-420-8500 (24/7) to request a free consultation with our West Palm Beach postnuptial attorney.

When Do I Need a Postnuptial Agreement?

Determining if you want or need a postnuptial agreement is a personal decision. However, some of the reasons why some couples decide to enter into a post-nuptial agreement include:

  • One spouse earns a considerable amount more in income than the other spouse
  • You have assets you want to protect
  • Blended families that include biological children, adopted children, and stepchildren
  • A spouse has decided to return to college or pursue another career and the other spouse will support this spouse through the transition
  • You receive a substantial inheritance
  • You begin or invest in a business venture
  • Either spouse or both spouses accumulate substantial debt

If you do decide to terminate your marriage, a postnuptial agreement can shorten the divorce process and save money in attorney fees and court costs. It can also prevent the court from making decisions for you giving you more control over your future. Having a mutual agreement regarding spousal support, assets, and debts while you are both thinking clearly and rationally, instead of reacting from anger and hurt, is much better for you and your family.

Do You Have Questions About Postnuptial Agreements?

It is common to have questions about marital agreements. Do you need one? How does a martial agreement impact divorce proceedings? Will a marital agreement change my relationship with my spouse? What are the pros and cons of a marital agreement?

Our West Palm Beach postnuptial attorney can answer all your questions about marital agreements. Contact The Eaton Family Law Firm by calling 561-420-8500 (24/7) to request a free consultation with our Palm Beach County postnuptial attorney.

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