If you knew there was a way you could prevent a destructive dispute or court battle if you got divorced, wouldn’t you want to explore that option? At Bieber & Czechowski, our attorneys work with clients seeking that possibility every day. We urge individuals and couples to consider the benefits of preparing prenuptial agreements prior to marriage or postnuptial agreements after marriage.
Thorough Counsel When Considering Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements
The general goal of creating a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is to facilitate a smooth transition of assets in the event of divorce or death. You work together with your spouse, without the added intensity of negative emotions, to set forth an agreement on issues likely to arise. Pre- and postnuptial agreements can specify items such as:
- Custody and visitation arrangements
- Child support
- Property division (including retirement plans, marital homes, banking accounts, business assets and more)
- Spousal support
- Ownership of premarital assets such as gifts and inheritances
- Release of any claims to assets upon the death of one of the spouses
Our practice is neutral; that is, we represent either party during the course of preparing or reviewing a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. The key point to remember about these documents is that to be valid and enforceable, each person must have his or her own separate legal representation. Thus, no attorney can represent both spouses in creating either type of agreement.
We Understand The Requirements For A Successful Agreement
We assist our clients by helping them choose options that work best for them and their families, while adhering to Michigan’s strict laws governing pre- and postnuptial agreements. Failing to follow the rules could mean you risk losing the very assets and control that you seek to protect.
Let us help you attain peace of mind financially and in your relationship by guiding you through the process of creating a meaningful prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Our services also include estate planning, to tie your marriage agreements in with your future wishes for the transfer of your assets.
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Our lawyers have over 80 years of combined experience helping clients plan for the future. Call 586-754-1450 or send us a message to set up your appointment today. We represent clients in Warren and throughout the state.