Minneapolis Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer & Attorney

Prenuptial agreements are quite common today as a way to protect both parties entering into a marriage. With the divorce rate peaking at one in two marriages, it can be wise to sign a prenuptial agreement now, just in case something doesn’t work out down the road. Prenuptial agreements or ante-nuptial agreements are a legally binding agreement signed before marriage that determines how the assets will be distributed in the event of a divorce.

Prenuptial Agreement Guidelines

A prenuptial agreement will outline the terms of possession of any assets acquired before or during the marriage, the terms of treatment of future earnings and the control of property.  A prenuptial agreement is only valid when both sides have had a chance to consult a lawyer, the agreement is made in writing and there is a statement of the assets of the parties.

Keep in mind that prenuptial agreements will not completely limit the dramas involved in a divorce proceeding, especially if there are children involved. You will still need to undergo contested, uncontested or mediation divorce proceedings even with a prenuptial agreement in place. Furthermore, some prenuptial agreements may be found unenforceable if the circumstances have changed significantly or if the agreement is deemed completely unfair.

Why a Prenuptial Agreement?

No one goes into a marriage thinking it will end in divorce. However, no one purchases car insurance hoping they will one day have to use it. Prenuptial agreements are simply a way to avoid any legal headaches down the road.

Couples We Have Helped

Any couple can decide to sign a prenuptial agreement for any number of reasons. Prenuptial agreements are particularly helpful in the following instances:

  • If there are any children from a prior marriage
  • If one spouse is a part owner of a family-owned business
  • If one spouse wants to protect the financial future of any children and/or grandchildren
  • If there is a substantial difference in income between the couples
  • If one of the spouses has been married and divorced before
  • If there is the potential for a large inheritance

Contact Our Prenuptial Attorneys Today

If you are considering drawing up or signing a prenuptial agreement, or if you have any problems with an existing ante nuptial agreement, then it is important you speak to a qualified family law attorney right away. The sooner you make the call, the quicker our lawyers can get to work on your case and the better for everyone involved. Contact Myles A. Schneider & Associates, Ltd. today at 763-315-1100 or by e-mail to schedule a free consultation.

Minnesota Family Lawyer & Attorney

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