If you recently got married, Congratulations! Marriage can be a journey that you never know how it will come to an end. As you probably already have realized, about fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. That divorce rate alone may scare some married couples into looking into postnuptial agreements. Our divorce lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to explain what postnuptial agreements are and a few reasons why some married couples may want to have one. If you are in need of a postnuptial agreement or prenuptial agreement (depending on where you are at in your relationship), contact one of our divorce attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks today. We can be reached at our Lebanon office at 417-532-2191 or our Camdenton office at 573-346-9990.
As stated in the name, POSTnuptial agreements come after you get married. It’s essentially an agreement that states how your property will be divided if you get divorced, but the difference between the POSTnuptial agreement and a PREnuptial agreement is that you can get a postnuptial agreement after you get married. For example, if one of you stand to make a SIGNIFICANT more amount of money that you didn’t foresee making before you got married, you may choose to get a postnuptial agreement to protect that money in the event of a divorce. The hope is that your marriage will be happy and that you will never have to look at this agreement again but in the unfortunate that your marriage ends in divorce, a postnuptial agreement can ensure that your finances are protected.
3 Reasons for a Postnuptial Agreement
1. To protect the inheritance you want your children from a previous marriage to inherit. You may have entered into this marriage with children from a previous marriage and in the event, you get divorced, a postnuptial agreement can help ensure that your kids get the inheritance you had planned for them all along in the event of your passing. If this sounds like a similar situation to yours, this is at least something worth bringing up to your lawyer. The first consultation is free here at Deputy and Mizell.
2. To protect the spouse who chose to quit working at stay at home with the children financially. If you quit your job when your children were born so that you could stay at home to care for them, you may consider a postnuptial agreement. A postnuptial agreement can help ensure that you are taken care of financially if you and your spouse divorce.
3. To protect a spouse who gets a substantial inheritance unexpectedly. If you inherited a great deal of money from a family member and you want to be sure that you keep that money, even in the event of a divorce, then you can state that in your postnuptial agreement.
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All marriages are different and there is no shame in asking about a postnuptial agreement is it is what’s right for you and your spouse. You know your relationship better than anyone else. To get your questions answered, contact Deputy and Mizell today for your free consultation. We can be reached at our Lebanon office at 417-532-2191 or our Camdenton office at 573-346-9990.
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