Prior to marriage, people of all walks may decide that it is in his or her best interests to execute a Pre-Nuptial Agreement. Perhaps you have already been divorced once before and desire to avoid certain issues should your next marriage end in divorce as well. Or, maybe you have significant assets you want to protect, or desire to avoid paying spousal alimony (maintenance) in the event of a divorce.
Pre-Nuptial Agreements are becoming more popular, and for good reason. While everyone is hopeful that their marriage will be a happy and lasting one, it may very well be in both parties’ best interests to execute a Pre-Nuptial Agreement outlining certain matters. A Pre-Nuptial Agreement can not only help detail what the parties will do in the event of a divorce or the death of one party, but can likewise deal with how the parties will treat certain things during the marriage.
Even if you are already married, it is still possible that you and your spouse can enter into a Post-Nuptial Agreement detailing the same items.