A marriage is a contract — and contracts should always protect you against anything that can go wrong.
U.S. divorce statistics are a stark illustration of just how many things can go wrong in today’s marriages — contracts that are signed without prenuptial agreements that legally preserve investments in relationships that fail.
The realistic, proactive answer to these problems in people’s lives is the prenuptial agreement, or “prenup.” This essential premarital agreement protects your right to keep your share of marital assets and property, and an appropriate level of access to your children for custody and visitation in the event of divorce.
Without a “prenup,” you could be left high and dry, at risk of losing assets you worked hard for and leaving your fate to the whims of strangers in family court.
The prenuptial agreement lays the foundation for the business and financial considerations in your marriage, just as the postnuptial or separation agreement anticipates legal and material needs before a divorce. It can be an important source of peace of mind as you, your spouse and children explore the future together as a new family.
Whether this is your first time around, a remarriage to someone with significant assets or a domestic partnership, you want to make sure that a previous inheritance or business transfer is safe in case your marriage does not survive.
Steven Zachary of The Zachary Law Group is a skilled, experienced, client-committed divorce and attorney. He is dedicated to protecting the rights of his Arizona clients with a variety of solid family law documentation.
At Steven Zachary’s Gilbert law office, we believe that every problem has a solution. You can choose to overlook it, you can try to wish it away, you can hope it doesn’t get worse … or you can “Zach it.” The law is on your side. Call today and take your worry away. Call 480-389-3533 to arrange an initial consultation.