Prenuptial Agreement Attorney
Greta Hoffman has drafted and/or reviewed prenuptial agreements for many family law clients looking to protect their assets in the event of a divorce. Her strong attention to detail helps protect your finances when creating your prenuptial agreement. She and her staff at Greta Hoffman & Associates work hard to ensure that what you value the most is protected when drafting your prenuptial agreement.
A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into between two people before marriage that clearly details how the couple wishes to resolve all financial issues in the event of a divorce. It can be the best way to safeguard premarital property and assets.
A well-crafted prenuptial agreement can address the following financial issues:
- Protect premarital assets
- Identify premarital debts and determine payment of them in the event of divorce
- Determine the distribution of assets acquired during the marriage
- Protect the financial interests of a pre-existing family business
- Protect the inheritance rights of children from a previous marriage
- Outline terms for spousal support or waive it altogether
- Outline custody and child support terms of children born of the marriage
Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?
If you and your future spouse are entering into your first marriage, do not have children, and have few assets, then a prenuptial agreement will most likely not be necessary.
However, a prenuptial agreement is very important for people who have accumulated sizeable assets, business interests, or inheritance prior to the marriage, especially when there is a significant disparity in the assets of the two people getting married. Many people entering into second marriages opt to sign prenuptial agreements to ensure that their premarital property will go to their children from a previous marriage instead of to the new spouse in the event of divorce or death. Some people desire to ensure that all marital assets are equally divided between their children upon death, rather than leaving it to the surviving spouse which will ultimately go to that spouse’s children.
Do I Need an Attorney?
It is very important that both parties are represented by an attorney when signing a prenuptial agreement. If one party does not have a lawyer, you run the risk that your agreement will not be upheld by the courts.
By signing a prenuptial agreement, one person is agreeing to waive rights to assets and property that he or she would otherwise be legally entitled to. In such a situation, it is essential to have legal representation so that you can be confident that the agreement is fair for both parties.
Greta Hoffman & Associates has a great deal of experience with prenuptial agreements. We understand how to analyze financial statements in order to ensure that our client’s rights have been safeguarded. Our lawyers are committed to providing our clients with honest and sound legal advice to obtain an agreement that adheres to the current laws of Kentucky and Ohio.
Please contact Northern Kentucky family law attorneys at Greta Hoffman & Associates, serving Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant and Kenton counties in Kentucky, and Hamilton and Clermont Counties in Ohio, today to learn more about our prenuptial agreement services.