Premarital Agreements Prevent Disputes

The use of premarital agreements is increasing as more people find themselves marrying for a second time and blending families by combining kids from previous marriages.

I am attorney Stephen J. Buhler. At my law firm, Stephen J. Buhler, Attorney at Law, I work with couples to establish premarital agreements that help individuals protect assets and stipulate disposition of property in the event of separation, divorce, death or other events.

There are some things that prenups cannot determine. You may not create an agreement concerning child support, health, medical care or medical insurance or child care coverage. Premarital agreements become effective upon marriage and may only be amended or revoked by a written agreement signed by both parties.

Specific examples of what family law issues might be addressed in a premarital agreement include:

  • What property will remain separate and what becomes marital
  • Clarify responsibility for pre-existing and marital debts and other financial obligations
  • An indemnity clause to protect the non-debtor party
  • Division of marital property upon divorce or death
  • Agreements with respect to life insurance policies, tax returns, retirement accounts, etc.

A premarital agreement must be in writing and must be signed by both parties. It must be entered into voluntarily and without duress or undue influence. Learn more about premarital agreements on our FAQ page.

Find Out Why Prenuptial Agreements Make Good Sense

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