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Drafting Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements

A successful marriage typically requires open communication, honesty, organization and well-thought-out plans. The attorneys of Conlon, McGlynn & McCann know that, for some couples, the best way to achieve these traits is through the creation of premarital and postnuptial agreements.

Utilizing Prenuptial Agreements

Contrary to the well-known negative connotations that often stigmatize prenuptial agreements, these contracts can often lay the foundation for a successful marriage. The process of creating a premarital arrangement involves a great amount of communication, thorough discussion and disclosure. Implementing a prenuptial agreement does not mean that a couple expects their marriage to end in divorce, but rather indicates a mutual care for financial stability and security in the event that something happens in the future.

Prenuptial contracts can be especially useful for individuals getting married for the second time. You can utilize this tool to provide for your children from a prior marriage, and anyone can use it to protect assets going into the marriage.

Facilitating Postnuptial Agreements

Postmarital arrangements are a tool utilized after your union. These agreements are typically made when a change in circumstances occurs. If one spouse receives an inheritance and wishes to pass it on to children or have a family business ran a certain way, a postnuptial agreement allows the inheritor to voice these wishes.

When financial or business issues arise, a postnuptial arrangement gives both spouses an opportunity to negotiate and figure out terms to hopefully and peacefully resolve the dispute and save the marriage.

Our lawyers will guide you through the exactitudes of what can be included in a postnuptial contract, and help you detail the terms of your arrangements.

Thorough, Detailed And Efficient

In Connecticut, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements must be fair and equitable at the time of execution and without undue influence. Our family law attorneys will walk you and your spouse through the process and ensure that the documents are done lawfully. Contact our Westport office by email or phone. We can be reached at 203-222-8686.