A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement enables each party in a marriage to acknowledge the separate property of the other. Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements are frequently used in situations where one or both of the parties have significant or complex financial assets, or to protect the prospective inheritances of children from previous marriages.
Many people are reluctant to consider the use of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement because they believe such an agreement would be “setting a marriage up for failure,” or foster mistrust in the relationship. On the contrary, we believe that such an agreement can enhance the trust between the parties by removing potential areas of conflict or secrecy, and clearly spelling out the rights and obligations of the parties. One of the most important benefits of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is that such an agreement can act in concert with a carefully drafted estate plan to ensure that children of previous marriages receive the assets of their parents without subjecting such assets to claims from other parties. We believe that the combination of a well-crafted estate plan and prenuptial or postnuptial can potentially save significant amounts of time, and thousands of dollars in attorney fees which may be spent litigating these issues after the fact.
Halcomb Singler, LLP, in Carmel can help you create a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, review a proposed prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, or negotiate the terms of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.
One of our Carmel family law attorneys can create prenuptial and/or postnuptial agreements for clients ranging from those with modest financial means to those with significant assets and complex family issues. We understand the legal requirements of such agreements under Indiana law, and we will work to ensure that your assets are protected through a legally binding and valid document.
If you would like to set up a consultation at Halcomb Singler, LLP, regarding a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, call us today at (317) 575-8222. Contact one of our Carmel family law attorneys today.
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