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Ask A Los Angeles-Area Lawyer About Postnuptial Agreements

A postmarital agreement is a contract outlining how a couple’s property must be divided in the event that the marriage ends, either through legal separation, divorce or death. Providing the same benefits as a prenuptial agreement, it is becoming increasingly common for married couples to create these agreements to set clear expectations and eliminate any misunderstandings.

At my firm, Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation, I can assist with the writing and review of postmarital agreements (also called postnups). I invite you to contact me, Steven Stolar, to learn about how I can assist you with the process.

Ready to begin? Request a consultation online or call me at 310-800-2132.

The Benefits Of Postmarital Agreements

One of the most common reasons for creating a postmarital agreement is a shift in finances. Often, this is the case when there is a change in the extended family, a change in the participation in or value of a family business, of when one spouse is completing a valuable degree.

A postmarital agreement may also function as an important tool to clear up financial questions after a period of marital conflict, allowing the couple to focus on resolving other issues.

Determining The Validity Of Postmarital Agreements

To determine whether a postnup is valid, the court will examine the contract and consider questions such as the following:

  • Was there a full disclosure of assets?
  • Was the agreement fair, where each contribution to the marriage has been considered?
  • Was there any coercion during the process of drafting the postnuptial agreement?

Prenuptial Vs. Postnuptial Agreements

There isn’t much difference between the terms that can be included in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, but the court will typically scrutinize a postnuptial agreement under a much higher standard than a prenuptial one.

Thus, it is critical for those seeking a postnuptial agreement to work with a qualified attorney with ample experience in marital contracts and their enforcement in nearby courts.

Should You Pursue A Postnuptial Agreement? Let’s Talk About It.

From my Beverly Hills-based law offices, I will be happy to help you determine whether you should draft a postnuptial agreement. For more information about my postmarital agreement services, contact my firm by phone at 310-800-2132 or send an email inquiry.

I represent clients in Southern California courts throughout Los Angeles County.

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