Experienced Legal Counsel for Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements can play important roles in marriages like yours. Whether you’re planning to get married soon or you’ve already tied the knot, you can use one of these contracts to organize your property rights, give structure to your relationship, and protect assets for your children. Contact Bergman Family Law at (954) 419-4358 or online to discuss how a pre- or postnuptial agreement might benefit your relationship.
Prenuptial Agreements vs. Postnuptial Agreements in Florida
Florida laws include specific rules dictating how married couples are supposed to share ownership of assets during and after marriage. However, many couples don’t want their relationships and assets to follow those laws. If they want to pursue a different structure, they can use a prenuptial (“prenup”) or postnuptial (“postnup”) contract to lay out rules unique to their marriage.
The primary difference between a prenuptial and postnuptial agreement is when they are signed. Prenups are written and signed before the wedding, and postnups are finalized later. As long as they are well-written and legally binding, there is usually little difference in how they are enforced.
Both types of contracts allow couples to make decisions in advance on issues like:
- Property rights and ownership
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Debt and asset division
- Protection for inheritances and estates
- Responsibilities within the marriage
These clauses supersede Florida law as long as they are fair and both partners signed the contract with a complete understanding of what they were agreeing to. The only topics that a prenup or postnup may not cover are child support and custody, which must be decided at the time of a divorce or separation with the child’s best interest in mind.
Get Experienced Legal Counsel for Your Postnuptial or Prenuptial Agreement in Hollywood, Florida
Prenups and postnups are invaluable tools for organizing your relationship and property rights. If you want to add more structure to your relationship, you can work with Bergman Family Law to create a contract that you and your spouse agree on.
Harrison Bergman, the expert prenuptial or postnuptial agreement attorney at Bergman Family Law, has experience in business and contract litigation. He will use that knowledge on your behalf to ensure your agreement is thorough and legally binding. Learn more about how we can help by calling (954) 419-4358 or messaging us online today.