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From Community to Separate: How a Postnuptial Agreement can Help you

WRITTEN BY KIRKER DAVIS, BY CHRIS KIRKER

Many people have heard about a prenuptial agreement, more commonly referred to as a “prenup,” and know about the protections it can afford you should you ever decide to divorce. What people may not know is that you can also protect yourself and your property even after marriage and before divorce through the execution of a postnuptial agreement. Similar to a prenuptial agreement, a postnuptial agreement secures certain financial assets and obligations of the parties, memorializes future plans concerning children, and details other legal technicalities should the couple decide to separate in the future.

There are many reasons to seek a postnuptial agreement, including, but not limited to, protecting an inheritance, displaying a commitment to the marriage, uncomplicating issues with debt, or creating protections should a spouse become ill or pass away. Postnuptial agreements have the potential to save a marriage by providing peace of mind that the couple’s financial and other legal complexities are taken care of and memorialized—reducing stress within the marriage. If you or your spouse are seeking a postnuptial agreement, you need an experienced family law attorney to help you in the drafting process to ensure your rights are protected. Contact Kirker Davis LLP today to schedule a meeting with a postnuptial attorney.

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