Pre-nuptial or Pre-marital Agreements
Your Chicago PreNuptial Lawyer
Congratulations! Marriage is one of the most exciting and life altering choices a person will make in their lifetime, impacting many different components of their life. Many people view marriage in the spiritual sense, as the commitment that they have made to love, honor, and cherish each other in front of their family and friends. While this is an important part of the personal side of marriage, these are not requirements of marriage through the law.
PreNuptial Agreements Are Not Just For Divorce
Legally, marriage is simply a contractual agreement to combine your assets with another person. A prenuptial agreement helps to define many components of the marriage, not just what happens in the instance of a divorce.
A PreMarital Agreement can cover any issue that is important to you in your marriage. Not only can it help to define assets that each party came into the marriage with, it can also be used to clarify each person’s financial responsibility for bills and other expenses during marriage, as well as help to protect a spouse from the pre-divorce debts of their spouse.
PreNuptial Agreements Are Not Just For The Rich
Many people feel that prenuptial agreements are only for people who make a lot of money or are high profile, but that isn’t the case. A premarital agreement is simply an extension of your contractual agreement to combine your assets through marriage, and can exclude certain items that you wish to protect, or items that you wish to protect your future spouse from, such as outstanding debt.
Any couple who wishes to have this type of protection has the right to file a PreNuptial Agreement with the court prior to marriage, or can file a PostNuptial Agreement outlining similar items once they are already married, if needed.
Legal Assistance with PreNuptial Agreements
If you would like to protect your pre-marriage assets, either monetary or physical, for any reason, then an experienced PreNuptial Agreement Attorney, such as the legal professionals of Schondorf Law, can assist you with creating a document that is clear, precise, and valid in court. We will walk you through common items that are covered in PreNuptial Agreements to help ensure that you are covering all your bases, and will even work with you and your future spouse to create a document that protects you both.
Free Consultation with an Experienced PreNuptial Agreement Lawyer
For assistance with drafting your PreMarital Agreement, contact Schondorf Law at (877) 608-4514 for a FREE consultation to discuss what we can do for you.