Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements

Creating a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is an important step in protecting assets. When a couple has a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in place, it may prevent lengthy litigation if they divorce.

Attorney Lynn A. Cohen has significant experience drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements in Illinois. She can assist you with marital agreements, ensuring your rights are protected. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are legal contracts that require each party to provide a full and fair disclosure of assets. When appropriate, Ms. Cohen works with financial experts, investigators or appraisers to locate hidden assets or value assets.

Reasons For Creating Marital Agreements

Regardless of your income or net worth, marital agreements can protect your interests. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements may be used for reasons such as:

  • Protecting the assets each individual brings to the marriage
  • Determining each individual's rights to a share of the marital assets or to the value of those assets
  • Preserving assets for children from previous relationships
  • Protecting one spouse from the debts and liabilities of the other spouse
  • Specifying the terms of spousal support

Postnuptial agreements are created after a couple is married. If one spouse acquires new assets during the marriage, he or she may want to protect them with a postnuptial agreement.

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