Protect Your Interests Through A Valid Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreement
Marital agreements are tools to protect the interests of both parties. As enforceable contracts, they establish expectations for property and financial rights, especially in the event of divorce.
While nobody enters a marriage with divorce on their minds, it is still wise to prepare for possibilities.
Prenuptial agreements are especially important for:
- High-asset individuals
- Those with high earning potential
- Second, third or subsequent marriages
- Those with significant assets in a family-owned business
What Goes Into An Effective Marital Agreement
An effective premarital agreement must comply with the requirements of Connecticut law. Both parties must have a reasonable opportunity to consult with independent counsel before signing. Both must make a full and fair disclosure of their finances. The terms of the agreement itself must not be grossly unfair or one-sided. For postnuptial agreements, the legal standard is even higher.
Well in advance of the marriage, each party should consult with a separate attorney about his or her rights. This prudent course of action will help avoid surprises down the road. It will also ensure that you are making informed decisions about how to proceed.
Trusted Legal Counsel Serving Connecticut Since 1933
At Berchem Moses PC, our family law practice advises clients across the state on prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Our lawyers apply a meticulous attention to detail — and thorough knowledge of Connecticut family law — to provide tailored legal counsel. Backed by extensive experience and financial acumen, we are familiar with the nuanced legal and financial issues that impact prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. We can assist you in negotiating, drafting and reviewing marital contracts.
Contact our family law attorneys for a free initial consultation. Call Berchem Moses PC at 203-783-1200. We have offices in Milford and Westport.