While many people often hear of prenuptial agreements when it comes to protecting assets and belongings before marriage, The Law Office of James R. Jones, Jr., P.A., provides legal assistance for an already married person by creating legal contracts called postnuptial agreements. A postnuptial agreement is a legal document that establishes how an already married person would divide their assets in the unfortunate event of a divorce or legal separation. Someone who has been married for a while and then decides to create a postnuptial agreement often realizes the importance of protecting their assets and belongings.
Our family law in Hernando County, FL, helps a married person navigate through the uncomfortable waters of postnuptial agreements by offering our expertise and legal advice. Many people believe postnuptial agreements offer considerable benefits in regards to protecting their future.
Many things are needed in order for your postnuptial agreement to be considered valid. Our family law in Hernando County, FL, can help ensure your post-marital documents are enforceable. Your postnuptial agreement must follow the following basic requirements:
- Postnuptial agreements must be in writing to be considered valid and binding.
- Both parties must sign the agreement voluntarily and understand the document in its entirety. If one spouse feels threatened to sign the agreement, the postnuptial would be considered null.
- Postnuptial agreements must feature full and fair disclosure of each other’s assets, liabilities, and financial income. This is a vital component of postnuptial agreements since these are legal documents designing how the spouses would separate their assets and income if the marriage were to end in a divorce or legal separation.
- Postmarital agreements must be fair to both parties. If an agreement is not one-sided or unjust to one party, the postnuptial would be considered void.
- Your postnuptial agreement must follow state laws and may require a notarized seal for each signature. Our family law in Hernando County, FL, can help you determine what state requirements are needed.
Contact our law firm today at (352) 683-0234 to schedule a consultation to discuss your postnuptial agreement.