It is not uncommon for individuals in the Eastern party of, PA area to come speak with Attorney Jack A. Rounick about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements when marrying their spouse. With the high divorce rates, men and women with assets to protect are highly encouraged to consider methods of protecting them in the event of a divorce. At The Law Offices of Jack A. Rounick, LLC, we can help individuals with these contracts.
While many couples are familiar with prenuptial agreements which are set in place before the marriage occurs, many are unaware of the benefits of a postnuptial agreement. Postnuptial agreements are written contracts which are executed after the marriage instead of before. This agreement sets forth issues such as the division of property, how much spousal support will be required (if necessary), and how the death of one of the spouses will affect the transfer of assets to the surviving spouse.
In order for a postnuptial agreement to be valid in the United States, it must meet a variety of criteria. It should be in writing, as an oral agreement is not normally enforceable. It must be done voluntarily and with full disclosure at the time it is put in place. It must also be agreed upon by both parties.
When considering prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, it is important to keep in mind that this does not set a couple up for divorce. Instead, it is often done when one spouse has considerably more assets or property than another that would otherwise not be fairly split in the court of law if divorce occurred. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are becoming more common and can be handled by quality attorneys who have experience with family law. Attorney Jack. A. Rounick of Norristown, PA is committed to helping his clients with feeling comfortable about their legal protection in and out of the courtroom and is here to assist individuals in protecting their assets from the trauma of a typical divorce.
If you are seeking a quality attorney, contact Jack A. Rounick today to learn more about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and the important part they may play in your upcoming or recent union.