While some couples enter into prenuptial agreements before they marry, others do not and later decide to sign postnuptial agreements during their marriages. A postnuptial agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement but is created after marriage instead of before it.
Postnuptial agreements are contracts between spouses that define how their assets and debts will be divided if their marriage later ends in a divorce or separation. The agreements are typically prepared by family law attorneys while their clients remain committed to their relationship with their spouse and their marriage.
Why Spouses Sign Postnuptial Agreements
Postnuptial agreements are prepared by spouses so that both will have legal protections in case their marriage ends in divorce or separation. These agreements recognize that marriages include large financial components, making it important for spouses to have the plan to protect them if their marriage ends. Postnuptial agreements include clear guidance to both spouses at the end of a marriage. Some couples also include provisions about their wishes if one passes away without an estate plan to ensure their wishes will be protected.
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If you and your spouse didn’t sign a prenuptial agreement before you married but now believe it would be a good idea to create a postnuptial agreement, you must ensure your agreement is drafted per the requirements of Florida law. If your agreement is created improperly or includes invalid provisions, the court could disregard it at the end of your marriage. The experienced attorneys at PurLaw can guide you through the process and help to ensure your agreement is fair, conscionable, and validly executed. Contact us today to request a consultation.