Protecting Your Assets From Divorce

Marital agreements sometimes have a stigma attached to them. However, many happily married couples find that working out an agreement regarding their assets and finances alleviates unnecessary stress regarding their future. At Escobar & Associates Law Firm, Ltd., we help many couples through the legal steps involved in creating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

If you are considering a martial agreement, we advise you to take action sooner rather than later. Don't wait until the night before your wedding or until things deteriorate in your marriage. Contact our law firm in Las Vegas, Nevada, at 888-339-6061 to speak with a lawyer who has more than 30 years of legal experience.

What's In A Prenuptial Or Postnuptial Agreement?

If both spouses have substantial assets or one has more than the other going into a marriage, it may be wise to establish a form of protection in case the marriage does not go as planned. Prenuptial and postnuptial contracts outline how assets and liabilities will be divided in the event of a divorce.

Marital agreements are unique to each couple and should always involve legal counsel for both parties. The contract usually consists of an inventory of what each individual owns, such as property or other assets, as well as their debts. Typically, a prenuptial agreement states that both people keep the assets they bring into the marriage. It should also specify how assets built during the marriage will be divided if the marriage ends.

Postnuptial Agreements

At Escobar & Associates, we have found that postnuptial agreements tend to be more difficult to craft than prenups because the couple is already married. However, if you make the decision to create an agreement after your marriage, it is still a legally binding document that can be extremely useful in the future. If one or both of you have gained considerable assets during the marriage, you may want to set guidelines for the future, just in case.

Call our law office at 888-339-6061 to schedule a consultation with an established family law attorney about your marital agreement. You can also contact us online.