Planning For The Future With Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements

Getting married is a big commitment both legally and personally. Marriage is bringing two separate lives together and committing to an unknown future. This can be both exciting and scary.

If you are getting married later in life or considering getting remarried, you may worry about safeguarding some aspects of your life from risk. A prenuptial agreement can help you protect your children from a previous marriage, limit risk to business assets, and allow you and your spouse to embark on your life together with peace of mind.

Our team at Foster Hsu, LLP, can help you prepare a marital agreement that will address your needs and withstand legal scrutiny. Call 408-841-7200 to schedule a consultation.

Does A Prenuptial Agreement Mean Planning For Divorce?

While some may view these agreements as a plan for failure, they can be a positive step toward a future together. People often get married with little discussion about their financial future and what that would look like.

A prenuptial agreement can answer a lot of questions and remove the potential for disagreement. Premarital agreements protect or waive important rights in the event of a divorce or legal separation. A prenuptial agreement is a way to have the discussion with your partner and give you peace of mind as you continue your life together.

When Is A Postnuptial Agreement Needed?

A postnuptial agreement functions like a prenuptial agreement. The primary difference is that couples create it after the marriage is official. We can help you craft a postnuptial agreement that:

  • Separates finances after the wedding
  • Provides peace of mind about the future
  • Creates a plan for a new asset or property purchased after marriage

When you have a clear plan for what is going to happen in a certain situation, it can help you avoid conflict. With a postnuptial agreement, there is no uncertainty about asset ownership, allowing you to focus on your relationship, rather than possessions you brought into your marriage.

Make An Appointment

We can help you, and your spouse, create an agreement that will support your future. Contact us online or call 408-841-7200 to make an appointment at our San Jose office.

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