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Fishers Marital Agreement Attorneys

Helping Married Couples Make Comprehensive Plans for Their Future

You found someone you want to spend the rest of your life with – someone who makes you feel like nothing is impossible, particularly marriage. It can be difficult to bring up the notion of a prenuptial agreement when planning for marriage. After all, the last thing on your mind when you’re in love is how to distribute your property if, however unthinkable, you get divorced.

But marital agreements (prenuptial and postnuptial) have many benefits beyond planning for a hypothetical divorce. Our team of Fishers family lawyers at Massillamany Jeter & Carson can advise you about the pros and cons of a prenup.

For more information about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, call us at (317) 434-1490 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.

Benefits of Marital Agreements (Prenuptial and Postnuptial)

Prenuptial agreements, also known as a premarital agreement or simply “prenup,” are contracts between you and your significant other when contemplating marriage. The prenup addresses specific issues of what will happen if the marriage comes to an end, primarily in regards to each person’s assets and debts. This has the benefit of making you and your significant other plan and structure your finances from the outset of your marriage.

A valid prenuptial agreement must be in writing, signed by both parties, and provide a full financial disclosure from both parties. When entering a prenup, couples disclose their individual financial records to one another before they get married.

This agreement gives the couple the power and ability to decide and control the separation/division of:

  • Property;
  • Assets (personal and business assets);
  • Inheritances; and
  • Debts.

Prenuptial agreements remove the uncertainty that can arise when these issues are given to a court to determine the outcome of any problem that can arise out of intestacy laws. If you got married without a prenup, a postnuptial agreement is still an option. This agreement serves the same function as a prenup, but takes place after you get married.

The prenuptial agreement reflects you and your significant other’s wishes. Prenuptial agreements cannot discuss or include issues related to child custody and child support.

A postnuptial agreement can be beneficial if you need to update things in the event of major, life-changing events, including:

  • Buying and/or selling property;
  • Moving to a different state;
  • Having children; or
  • Physical or mental disabilities.

Consult with an Experienced Fishers Marital Agreement Attorney

Our family law attorneys at Massillamany Jeter & Carson help advise our clients about the factors most legally relevant to the prenuptial agreement and consult them about factors that personally affect them.

Contact us online, or call at (317) 434-1490 for a complimentary legal evaluation so both you and your significant other can move forward with peace of mind.

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