The Benefit Of Establishing Marital Agreements
Prenuptial agreements are designed to protect parties and their assets in the event of divorce. Contrary to popular belief, having a prenuptial agreement is not an indicator of distrust. It is one way of ensuring that separate property stays with the proper party in case of divorce. It is a protection, not a sign of impending marital doom.
However, if you are getting divorced and either you or a spouse has a prenuptial agreement, it is important that you have an experienced attorney on your side who can either challenge the agreement or work to hold it enforceable.
Prenuptial Agreements In Divorce
At the Woodbury, Minnesota, office of Kniess Law, LLC, we represent clients who are divorcing and find themselves on either side of a prenuptial agreement. Attorney Michelle M. Kniess is a highly experienced divorce lawyer who has an extensive knowledge of prenuptial agreements and the related family law matters.
She can carefully review your documents to determine if there are any grounds upon which the agreement can be challenged. Based on her evaluation, our firm can pursue a challenge to the prenup or fight uphold a challenged prenup.
A postnuptial agreement is the same type of marital agreement as a prenuptial agreement. It protects your property and assets in the event of divorce. However, a postnuptial agreement is drafted and signed after the marriage has taken place.
Drafting, Review And Negotiation Of Marital Agreements
Though a large portion of what we do involves dealing with prenuptial and postnuptial agreements in a divorce context, we also draft and review marital agreements for clients, as well as engage in negotiations until the terms of the document are agreeable to both parties.