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Explore The Potential Benefits Of A Prenuptial Or Postnuptial Agreement

Whether you’re about to say “I do” or have already walked down the aisle, it’s wise to consider how you and your partner can strengthen your marriage and protect your futures. To do that, many couples turn to prenuptial or postnuptial agreements.

These contracts give both people peace of mind by establishing clear expectations and agreements. They often serve to strengthen loving relationships by fostering open communication and thorough planning from the outset.

I am Villa Rica attorney Anna Perry, and I understand the importance of setting a clear and mutually agreed-upon framework regarding your assets, finances and other aspects of the marriage. Let’s discuss how a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can benefit you.

Understanding Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement, often called a “prenup” or “antenuptial agreement,” is a contract you and your partner sign before marriage. It outlines the ownership of your individual and joint assets, among other things.

A postnuptial agreement, or “postnup,” is similar but crafted after you’ve already tied the knot. Both documents can be a roadmap for how you’ll handle finances, property and other responsibilities during your marriage and potentially in the event of a divorce.

I have guided couples for over a decade in west Georgia by explaining when and for whom these agreements may be beneficial. Many people believe they are only for the wealthy, but prenups and postnups can benefit anyone regardless of net worth.

What Can These Agreements Cover?

In Georgia, prenups and postnups can address various considerations such as asset division, debt responsibility and spousal support. They can also include provisions for:

  • Protection of family inheritances
  • Business ownership and division
  • Retirement benefits
  • Management of household bills and expenses

These documents do not include custody and child support provisions, where courts typically have the final say. As your attorney, I will ensure we draft an agreement that aligns with Georgia family law statutes and serves you and your partner’s best interests.

Contact Me To Draft An Enforceable Agreement

It’s important to note that Georgia courts will invalidate prenups or postnups obtained through duress, fraud, or misrepresentation. The court also nullifies agreements that judges consider as “unconscionable.” Furthermore, they don’t recognize contracts where “unfair and unreasonable” changes were made after the fact.

I have the experience and skill to craft valid agreements that reflect your intentions. To discuss how you can benefit from a prenup or postnup, call me at Anna Perry Law, LLC at 770-450-5809 or email me to schedule a consultation. Together, we can forge a document that reflects your wishes and provides peace of mind.