Drafting Effective Prenuptial Agreements
When preparing for marriage, a prenuptial agreement may be necessary to protect important interests.— While no one wants to consider a marriage ending before it starts, proactive steps should be considered to protect premarital or family wealth.
At Yates Family Law, PC, in Portland, we draft solid and comprehensive prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for our clients. Our goal is to secure their future, and provide financial peace of mind should a marriage end in divorce.
Do not wait until the week of your wedding to start the process of a prenuptial agreement. We encourage you to take action months before your intended wedding date. You do not want to be involved in negotiations with your intended on the eve of your wedding. Contact us at 503-505-6009 or toll free at 888-899-4319.
An Oregon Postnuptial Agreement Attorney Protecting Your Family Assets
The need for prenuptial and postnuptial agreements often arises to protect money and assets for children from a prior marriage. Other cases involve significant wealth within a family and the desire to protect it from a future ex-spouse.
Spouses suffering from martial strife may consider a postnuptial agreement. Such agreements are identical, in substance, to prenuptial agreements. However, while Oregon courts have enforced postnuptial agreements, they do not have statutory authorization as do prenuptial agreements. It is important to obtain the guidance of a family law attorney expert in such matters.
The prospect of your marriage ending may be the last thing on your mind. You may believe it will never happen to you. As experienced divorce lawyers, we see the difficulties our clients face in property division, financial support and other divorce-related issues — difficulties that could have been avoided with a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding the need for a premarital or post-marital agreement, please contact us.