Our family law attorneys regularly advise clients on the terms of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Our experience enforcing and defending these agreements in divorce negotiations and at trial gives us valuable insight into drafting arrangements that are carefully considered by each party and that will be recognized under the law.
By setting out each party’s rights and obligations for the marriage before entering into it, pre-nuptial agreements often help a couple preserve their union while protecting certain individual assets. In developing these agreements, we work closely with our clients to reflect their personal needs and shared goals. Throughout this process, our family law attorneys benefit from the knowledge and experience of our tax law team, which provides added insight with regard to asset valuation and any tax implications of these agreements. We also do our best to help clients complete their pre-nuptial agreements in advance, leaving adequate time to finalize them before their ceremony takes place.
We are also well-versed in post-nuptial agreements, which are implemented after the ceremony has taken place, but before either party separates, divorces, leaves or dies. The content of these agreements closely mirrors that of pre-nuptial agreements. They allow couples to alter property rights or titles, which can lead to significant tax complications. As in pre-nuptial agreements, our family law attorneys are able to call upon our Tax Law department appropriately to assess the values of assets, as well as possible tax burdens associated with a client’s post-nuptial agreement.