Will County Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement Attorneys
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As you prepare for marriage, the last thing you are probably interested in thinking about is the possibility of divorce or death. While such considerations may be, at times, uncomfortable, developing an enforceable, reasonable prenuptial agreement can help avoid acrimony and drawn-out legal battles, should the unexpected occur. For couples who are already married and looking ahead, postnuptial agreements may serve a similar purpose. At the Davi Law Group, we have helped many couples find the security they need by deciding on issues such as asset division, spousal support, and child custody while both spouses are agreeable and cooperative.
Approaching the Marital Agreement Process
When drafting a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, it is important to understand your goals for the process. Our attorneys will help you develop a plan for addressing all of the issues that are important to you and your spouse. We will ensure that each of your needs are considered and that the resulting agreement will be equitable and in compliance with all applicable laws.
A premarital agreement is a type of contract between two people created in anticipation of their marriage to each other. Conversely, postnuptial agreements are developed and entered into after the marriage has begun. Different laws govern the enforceability of each type of agreement but, when drafted with the help of a skilled attorney, both are useful tools for simplifying many financial and child-related concerns.
Any couple could potentially benefit from either type of agreement, but such contracts are particularly useful for those in more complicated situations. Marriages in which one or both spouses own significant property or business interests, or have children from previous relationships are likely to be aided by the development of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Our compassionate attorneys can help you determine which, if any, agreement may best suit your needs, and are prepared to do so in a discreet manner appropriate for a potentially sensitive subject.
Elements of Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreements
While the individual considerations covered by a prenuptial or postnuptial agreements will be customized for every marital situation, the agreement must meet certain criteria to be considered enforceable by the court. Our experienced family law attorneys possess an intimate working knowledge of the law and are equipped to help you negotiate and draft an agreement that will stand up to virtually any legal challenges. In order to be valid and enforceable, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement must be:
- Voluntarily entered into by both parties, without duress;
- Created under full, truthful disclosure of relevant information;
- Considered by both parties for a reasonable amount of time; and
- Conscionable, and not significantly favoring one party.
If you are looking toward the future and are considering a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, contact our office today by calling 815-582-4901. At the Davi Law Group, we offer a no-cost introductory consultation, valued at approximately $325.00. You will have the opportunity to meet with a member of our team, ask questions, and better understand your options. We are proud to serve the family law needs of clients throughout Will County and the surrounding areas, with offices conveniently located in Joliet, Chicago, Wheaton and Warrenville. Financing options are available.