Why Consider A Prenuptial Or Postnuptial Agreement?

Getting married is a major life decision with lasting legal ramifications. While nobody likes to dwell on the prospect of divorce, it's wise to prepare for all possibilities. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements allow you to protect your interests and set clear expectations upfront. These legal tools are especially important for those with significant assets or children from another marriage.

Marital agreements typically address financial and property-related matters in the event of divorce or separation, such as:

  • Division of assets, including the marital home, retirement accounts, stock options, life insurance, vehicles and personal property
  • Division of debts and ongoing property-related expenses such as mortgages, tax liabilities, home insurance and upkeep
  • Whether spousal maintenance will be awarded, in what amount and under what conditions
  • Which state's law should apply

What's The Difference Between A Prenup And A Postnup?

As marital agreements, both prenuptial agreements and postnups can serve the same purpose. The only difference is the timing: prenups are completed before marriage, whereas postnups are completed during the marriage, often after a significant life event or after one spouse's acquisition of property.

Get Peace Of Mind By Consulting With A Lawyer

To be valid, postmarital and premarital agreements must comply with Wisconsin law. Each person must have the opportunity to review and understand the terms of the agreement. Each should consult with an independent lawyer about his or her own interests.

At Summit Law Office, LLC, we offer experienced and affordable legal guidance on both prenups and postnups. Our attorney will sit down with you and go through your options. Applying a meticulous attention to detail, he can help you come away with peace of mind knowing you made the right decisions.

To get started with a free initial consultation, call our office in West Allis at 414-763-7266. We offer flexible appointment hours for your convenience.