St. Charles, IL Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement Attorneys
Illinois Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement Lawyers Serving DuPage and Kane County
When planning a marriage, planning for the possibility of a divorce is often the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, the divorce rate in the United States is high, and it is often necessary to make such plans. Pre-nuptial agreements, also called pre-nups, are used to protect the interests of both spouses and others should the marriage end in divorce. They also help to remove some of the bitterness from a divorce proceeding. These contractual agreements can address numerous issues and often become quite complex.
Benefits of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
In the past, these types of marital agreements were mostly used by high-income couples. Today, more and more people are looking to prenups and postnups to protect their interests and the interests of their families. These agreements can address a myriad of issues including:
- Property division;
- Maintenance (spousal support);
- Estate planning;
- What is considered marital or non-marital property; and
- How fault is considered.
Those who have children from previous relationships and those who have family inheritance or jointly held businesses often use prenups and postnups to protect the interests of their children, relatives and business partners.
Challenging Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
While marital agreements are effective tools to protect your interests in a divorce, they are not magic bullets. In some cases, the validity of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can be effectively challenged in a divorce. If the agreement is not voluntarily signed or is unconscionable, it can be set aside. If assets are not fully disclosed, a pre-nuptial or postnuptial agreement may be set aside. Postnuptial agreements are particularly vulnerable to challenges.
At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we are experienced in drafting prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements that satisfy all legal requirements and can withstand challenges. Contact us at 630-932-9100630-932-9100 today. We offer free initial consultations, evening and weekend hours and 5 convenient offices to serve you including Lombard, Bloomingdale, St. Charles, Joliet and Chicago.