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Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Statistics show that for married couples, finances are an overwhelming cause for martial conflict and divorce.  However, approached the right way, a prenuptial agreement can actually strengthen the bonds of marriage and encourage a productive, healthy discussion of finances and expectations.  Although a necessary step to a stable marriage, talking about money is very difficult and not a topic many people are comfortable discussing.

Approached the wrong way, a prenuptial agreement can appear to put up a wall, saying, “I love you, but ….”  Keeping these emotional components of money in mind, how you approach the topic and negotiation of a prenuptial agreement will greatly impact its likelihood of success.  At Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, we are committed to assisting you with the financial and emotional process from how to approach the financial discussion with your significant other to negotiating and drafting the terms of the prenuptial agreement.  We also have a great number of resources at hand, including trust and estate planning and tax attorneys, that can provide assistance with your financial present and future.  

Start your marriage off with success by consulting with one of our family law attorneys.

For reference, read Prenuptial Agreements and the Elephant in the Room, by Susan Meyers.

Post-Nuptial Agreements

Post-nuptial agreements are an effective tool for a married couple that has separated or filed for divorce and is contemplating reconciliation.  Post-nuptial agreements are helpful where the specific intent of the parties is to resolve disputes regarding their respective financial rights and responsibilities which have arisen during the marriage and resulted in marital discord and a breakdown of the marriage.

We can assist you in navigating the muddy waters of the enforcement of post-nuptial agreements in Michigan to offer you the best advice to promote love, respect, harmony, and marital stability between you and your spouse going forward.  We are very knowledgeable of the laws governing post-nuptial agreements and can assist you in structuring your finances to promote marital harmony.  Each case will be unique in its circumstances.

Contact one of our family law specialists to assist you in determining whether a post-nuptial agreement is in your best interest.

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