Charlotte Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys
In addition to handling divorce and post-divorce disputes, we assist clients
with the preparation and review of prenuptial agreements and postnuptial
Many people are under the mistaken impression that prenuptial agreements
(also called premarital agreements) are only for the rich and well-to-do.
To the contrary, prenuptial agreements can benefit anyone. We draft and
review prenuptial agreements for people of all income and asset levels.
A prenuptial agreement that is carefully devised and crafted can provide
tremendous clarity for couples who intend to marry. A prenuptial agreement
specifies clearly the parties’ intentions regarding their current
and future assets, as well as financial responsibilities they plan to
undertake during the marriage and upon a separation and/or divorce.
A prenuptial agreement can also clarify the intentions of a future husband
and wife concerning issues like inherited assets, inheritance rights and
Two important questions that attorneys and courts will ask when considering
how or whether to enforce a prenuptial agreement if it is later challenged
are (1) whether the agreement was voluntarily entered into (e.g., was
it signed right before the wedding?); and (2) was there full and fair
financial disclosure on the part of the parties regarding their income,
assets and liabilities? When deciding whether to execute a prenuptial
agreement, be sure to plan well in advance so that it is not signed so
close to the wedding date that a court may question whether it was signed
voluntarily, and make a full and fair financial disclosure to your spouse-to-be.
In addition to prenuptial agreements, our lawyers draft and review postnuptial
agreements. Postnuptial agreements are agreements concerning the rights
of couples who are already married who decide they wish to contractually
assign their rights and responsibilities in the event of a future separation
or divorce. Postnuptial agreements can also be used for people who have
separated and now wish to reconcile, but also desire to predetermine their
rights and responsibilities in the event the reconciliation does not work.