Marital Agreement Attorneys in Albany
Handling All Your Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreement Needs
If you are considering getting married, you should also think about creating a prenuptial agreement. Commonly known as a “prenup,” a prenuptial agreement is a legally binding document which outlines the responsibilities of each party during the marriage, as well as what should happen following a divorce. Many different factors may be included in a prenuptial agreement, but you should retain an experienced attorney to draft it in order to ensure it is enforceable.
Prenuptial agreements commonly include the following items, and more:
- Protections for estate plans
- A spousal support agreement
- Management of joint bank accounts
- Protections against the other spouse’s debts
- Management of household expenses and bills
- Protections to keep family property in the family
- Management of credit card payments and spending
- Clarification of what will happen to the marital property upon divorce
- Settlement of possible disagreements, such as using arbitration or mediation
Postnuptial agreements are essentially the same as prenuptial agreements; but the main difference is that postnuptial agreements are created after the marriage has already occurred. Fortunately, O’Brien & Wood has over 25 years of combined experience handling both types of marital agreements. As a result, we are intimately familiar with this area of law, and we can help you create an effective and thorough marital agreement. You can rely on us to provide you with sound advice and strong representation every step of the way.
Why Choose O’Brien & Wood?
When creating a marital agreement, one of the most important things is to make sure that it is legal and enforceable. Otherwise, upon divorce, it will not work properly, and you could lose everything to your ex-spouse. At O’Brien & Wood, our highly knowledgeable attorneys know how to create marital agreements that take into account a wide variety of factors and are completely enforceable. Over the years, we have learned exactly what can and cannot be included in these legal documents.
For example, the following may not be included in marital agreements:
- Details regarding personal, instead of financial, matters
- Decisions about child custody or child support
- Provisions that outline anything illegal
- Provisions that encourage divorce
- Waivers of rights to alimony
To get started on creating your marital agreement, call our marital agreement lawyers in Albany today at (518) 240-9992 and schedule your consultation.