Prenuptial Agreements

Protecting Your Interests in a Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement can put your marriage on a firm foundation legally, financially and emotionally. Prenuptial agreements help both parties clearly understand the value of their respective assets at the time of the marriage and what will happen to those assets if the couple should divorce.

The attorneys of Murphy & Dunn, P.C. draft, review and litigate prenuptial agreements. If you have been asked to sign a prenup or if you have assets that you would like to retain as separate property during your marriage, we can help.

Who Should Consider a Prenup?

If you have a home, investments, a pension, an inheritance, a business or other significant assets, you should consider speaking to a lawyer about a prenuptial agreement. We will review your assets and document their current value. This information can be extremely valuable in the division of property should the marriage end in divorce. We will also establish which assets are to remain separate property and for how long.

Every prenuptial agreement is based on the specific needs and goals of the client. For example, if you are a partner in a family business, you may wish to keep the business as separate property or document that your future spouse's share of the business would be offset by other assets should the marriage end in divorce.

Prenuptial Agreements for Parents

Prenup contracts can be especially beneficial to those entering into a marriage who have children from a prior marriage or relationship. A marriage contract that protects your financial interests — and their eventual inheritance — can reduce their reservations about the upcoming marriage.

Please do not sign a prenuptial agreement without first having it reviewed by an attorney who represents you alone and not your spouse.

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