Prenuptial & Postnuptial Servies in Tampa
rechel & associates, p.a.
Don’t think you need a prenup in Tampa? Think again
You may be under the impression that prenuptial agreements are only for the rich and famous, but that is not the case. A prenuptial agreement in Tampa can help anyone who has worked hard to build his or her assets prior to marriage and simply wants to protect what is rightfully his or hers in the case of a divorce.
What exactly is a prenuptial agreement?
A prenuptial agreement is simply a legally binding contract between the bride and groom, signed prior to walking down the aisle. The contract is an agreement to change the application of the law in case of a divorce. Where the law will dictate the outcome of certain issues in a divorce, if there is no prenuptial agreement, a properly drafted and executed prenuptial agreement will trump the law, allowing the parties to pre-determine how their assets will be divided and how much, if any, alimony will be paid should the couple choose to divorce in the future. Prenuptial agreements provide a framework for divorcing couples to leave the marriage with the same assets they came into the union with, on terms they agree are fair before the anger and resentment of a divorce color their perspective. Prenuptial agreements also serve to protect children from a previous marriage in case of the death of their remarried parent.
Protect yourself in the case of a divorce
With a prenuptial agreement in place, a divorce should happen quickly and without conflict. However, many times one spouse chooses to challenge the enforceability of a prenuptial agreement. There are a few grounds that can challenge the validity of a prenup, including:
- Lack of financial disclosure before entering into the agreement
- Lack of legal counsel for review of the agreement before signing
- Duress, Coercion, Fraud
- Time elapsed between the signing of the agreement and the actual marriage
By drafting and/or reviewing a prenuptial agreement with an experienced lawyer in Tampa before signing, you can secure favorable provisions in the agreement and ultimately reduce or render ineffective, thereby deterring attacks to the validity of the prenup. Call Rechel and Associates, P.A and schedule a consultation to get started.
Postnuptial Agreements in Tampa
For those who marry without getting a prenuptial agreement, but want to preserve the assets they have, a postnuptial agreement can be the right solution. Similar to a prenup, the postnup helps to lay out which assets belong to which spouse, and how assets should be divided in the case of a divorce. The main difference between these two types of agreements is simply when the contract is put together. A postnuptial agreement may occur after the actual wedding, but it is no less valid than a prenuptial agreement. If you have recently walked down the aisle and are now considering the practical matters, and would like to enter into a postnuptial agreement, then the experienced attorneys at Rechel and Associates can help. Contact us today to get started.
A postnuptial agreement can help your relationship
Though a married couple may be in love and work hard at a relationship, financial matters and decisions can cause unwanted stress and discord. Getting a postnuptial agreement can help the relationship as it removes any financial uncertainty from the equation. Should you later decide to get a divorce, the postnuptial agreement can help you in many ways, including making the process of getting divorced easier and quicker.
A postnuptial agreement is there to protect both parties
Similar to a prenuptial agreement, the postnuptial agreement serves to protect each partner and help him or her to preserve the assets he or she entered into the marriage with. Since more people are getting married for the second or third time, the possibility that each partner will have his or her own assets coming in to the union is more likely than ever. Some of the assets we can incorporate into your postnuptial agreement include:
- Real Estate
- Retirement funds
- Family held businesses and corporations
Contact one of our experienced attorneys in Tampa to find out more.