The Value of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
A prenuptial agreement outlines the property and financial rights of each spouse in the event a marriage ends in divorce. A postnuptial agreement functions in the same way, but is established during the course of a marriage, rather than prior to it.
Prenuptial agreements are a common step for people entering into the contract of marriage. They are especially useful for people bringing significant wealth and assets into a marriage, and for those who have been married before and have children from prior relationships. Postnuptial agreements can promote harmony during a marriage.
Remember, however, a poorly drafted prenup or postnup will not likely protect your rights. We have extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating such agreements and can craft legal documents that stand up to scrutiny.
Prenups and Estate Planning
A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can work in concert with a comprehensive estate plan, allowing you to provide for loved ones who would otherwise be left out by North Dakota or Minnesota succession laws.
Because of our strong focus on both family law and estate planning and probate, we can provide knowledgeable guidance on the issues in which these two areas of law intersect. We understand the needs of blended families.