Are you recently engaged? Congratulations! Are you thinking about a prenuptial agreement? This is a wise move. Virtually no engaged couple likes to contemplate a potential divorce. However, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement (also referred to as a prenup or postnup) may be considered practical and equivalent to an insurance policy or an enhancement to an estate plan.
At SBK Law Group, we bring extensive experience in family law and estate planning to the table, along with a passion for bringing sound legal solutions to our clients. We can explain how a sensible prenup or postnup can bring clarity and peace of mind.
Realizing that money matters often lead to marital problems, many of today’s couples bring up the topic of a prenuptial agreement around the time of an engagement. Some married couples also decide to pursue postnuptial agreements for similar reasons. The rationale for creating a prenup or postnup may include one or more of the following:
When a couple’s relationship includes complex financial or family factors, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can facilitate honest communication about money and enhance prospects for a peaceful life together. At the same time, the agreement can provide financial and legal protection against unexpected complications in the relationship.
If you are interested in discussing the possibility of a prenup or postnup, our family law attorneys urge you to get legal counsel promptly. A proper prenup may take several months to complete. A postnup may take longer because of marital property issues.
Reach us in our Chicago-area law offices by calling 630-427-4407 or by completing our online inquiry form. We handle prenuptial and post nuptial agreements in Downers Grove and throughout DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County, Will County, and Cook County.