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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

A solid agreement established before marriage can help to protect you, your assets, and your family should you find yourself facing a divorce. Simply, prenuptial agreements are contracts between two people who intend to marry that specify how they will divide assets, should their union end. Ironically enough, planning for a divorce can often strengthen the bonds between two people considering marriage because it requires you to look at issues you may not otherwise consider.

Prenuptial agreements are particularly helpful when there is an imbalance of wealth, debt or earning potential between partners. They can also help to protect family assets, and are often used when preparing for a second marriage. Connecticut courts will generally uphold a prenuptial agreement if drafted correctly.

Likewise, sometimes circumstances arise after marriage that cause you to consider entering into a postnuptial agreement. You may inherit after marriage, suddenly have a significant increase in wealth, or have other family planning considerations necessitating an agreement with your spouse. Postnuptial agreements are recognized in Connecticut and can be enforced when drafted correctly.

Attorney Sheila S. Charmoy has significant experience in drafting both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Her extensive litigation experience gives her the knowledge and insight to guide you as to what aspects you should consider when entering into such an agreement.

Choosing a family law attorney with experience and knowledge is important. Attorney Sheila Charmoy knows how to help you through every step. Together with you and your partner, Attorney Charmoy will draft a custom prenuptial or postnuptial agreement to protect your assets.

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