How post marital agreements in Pennsylvania can affect distribution of marital property

Southeastern Pennsylvania clients who are going into the process of a divorce may be faced with a lot of legal terminology they may not be familiar with. This is why having an attorney can help. At the Law Offices of Jack A. Rounick, LLC, clients can rest easy knowing they have a professional on their side who can offer effective services and allow them to receive fair treatment through the courts. The courtroom can be difficult to navigate, and this is why Attorney Jack A. Rounick is here to help!

There can be a lot of confusion regarding post marital agreements and how they affect the final equitable distribution of marital property. Marital property includes anything that was obtained or earned during the course of the marriage-from marriage date to official separation date. During this time, anything that became a part of this marital union is considered marital property. However, each individual also has non-marital property. This includes anything that was obtained prior to the marriage except for its increase in value, or gifts and inheritance that were received during the marriage, except for their increases in value all increases in value are marital assets. When spouses cannot come to an agreement on how to split these items, it may require the assistance of a judge to make the proper determination.

However, spouses who have a post marital agreement, also known as a post-nuptial, may want to speak to their lawyer about how this will affect the distribution of martial property. There may have been decisions made and signed in the document that can make a difference on the final determination. Judges will typically uphold pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements that were made in good faith with full disclosure.

If you are faced with signing a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement and are concerned about how this can affect your property rights if a divorce were to occur, now is a great time to consult with the team at the Law Offices of Jack A. Rounick, LLC. Jack A. Rounick is a seasoned professional who can help iron out issues, describe common concerns in understandable layman’s terms, and can assist individuals in the process of obtaining a divorce or separation.