Nevada Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
The Benefits of a Premarital Contract for You and Your Fiancé
People often associate prenuptial agreements with the expectation that a marriage will eventually fail. The truth, however, is that they can provide important provisions for business ventures, inheritances, real estate, and other issues that could affect your future if your marriage does end. Talking about these matters now with your spouse may be difficult but—as our firm can attest—it is much easier than untangling them later in the courtroom.
At Ford & Friedman, our firm deals almost exclusively with family law and divorce matters. That means our counselors are well-versed in navigating sensitive family matters, including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for couples. Whether you and your spouse are about to get married or are newlyweds, we can assist you with considering future complications, installing effective precautions, and securing you peace of mind.
Our firm is ready to have this discussion with you and your significant other. Contact our compassionate Henderson family lawyers at (702) 904-9898 today.
What is the Difference Between a Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement in Nevada?
The difference between a prenuptial and postnuptial agreement is the time they are written and made official. Postnuptial agreements are very similar to prenuptial agreements in what they contain, except they are made after a couple becomes married. There are many reasons why a couple may choose to get a postnuptial agreement, such as:
- One spouse could have started a business.
- One spouse stops working to take care of the family.
- Prior children are involved that need to be included with special guidelines.
- A spouse may have a large inheritance incoming and would like to separate it.
- A spouse may be planning to liquify a business.
- One spouse could own a business with a partner and his or her business partner wants the business excluded from the marriage.
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Lawyers Here to Help
One of the biggest misconceptions about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements is that they're used exclusively to protect the higher-earning spouse's assets. However, these agreements are not only financial in nature. They can actually address various facets of a marriage that both spouses may want safeguarded in the event of the unexpected.
These agreements can address the following:
- Responsibility of premarital debt
- Delineation of any items as separate or community property
- Financial responsibilities during a marriage
- Asset protection
- Division of assets and property should the marriage end
- Post-marriage financial support for either spouse
- Issues related to children
No engaged or newly married couple wants to imagine their marriage ending, but it is prudent and often critical that couples consider all perspectives when planning for the future. If you and your future or current spouse are ready to have these conversations, then Ford & Friedman is ready to outline your options and craft an agreement you're both comfortable with.
What Makes a Premarital Agreement Valid?
In the state of Nevada, a prenup or postnup may become valid if:
- The agreements are in writing
- Both parties enter into the agreement voluntarily and with mutual consent
- Neither party member must have been threatened or burdened to sign off on the terms
How Much Does a Premarital Agreement Cost?
The cost of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement may vary greatly depending on the complexity of your estate or the issues at hand. It's important to speak with our attorneys about the costs associated with each, as these are not simple forms that anyone can fill out without the experience and guidance of a legal professional.
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