A postnuptial agreement is a written agreement executed after a couple gets married, or have entered a civil union, to settle the couple’s affairs and assets in the event of a separation or divorce.
If you are already married, and you and your spouse would like to create a written contract that establishes each person’s property rights and financial responsibilities during and after the marriage, you may want to consider having a postnuptial agreement created.
And if you are not married, but are registered domestic partners or non-registered partners, you and your partner should consider having a written contract that establishes each person’s property rights and financial responsibilities during and after the partnership. This type of agreement is called a cohabitation agreement or registered domestic partnership agreement.
Prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreement and cohabitation agreements are complicated legal contracts that should not be entered into lightly. You and your potential new spouse, or existing spouse or partner, should consult with an experienced attorney who works with couples to help legally establish their financial rights and responsibilities during the marriage or partnership or in the event the marriage or partnership should end.
Attorney Eric A. Rudolph, Esq. can advise you and your spouse or partner on preparing a prenuptial agreement, postnuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement. Contact us to learn more about postnuptial agreement services – (760) 673-7600.