Trusted Pennsylvania Attorney Assists with Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
Experienced lawyer drafts and enforces marital agreements in Northeastern Pennsylvania
Many couples choose to create prenuptial, or premarital, agreements before they wed or postnuptial agreements after they’ve tied the knot. Working out the terms of a potential settlement in advance — especially if your joint and separate assets are complex and/or vast — allows you and your significant other to decide how you wish your assets and debts to be divided in the event of a divorce. At Hughes, Nicholls & O'Hara, I work with clients in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area to create fair and enforceable legal agreements that protect their interests.
Thorough Pennsylvania counselor advises clients on protecting their assets
Even though you are working on your agreement, it is important that each of you has his or her own family law attorney to represent you and your interests while protecting your rights. You will also want to make sure that your agreement is drafted correctly in the event that you do get divorced.
These agreements specifically address matters that may include:
- Who gets what assets in the event that you decide to end your legal union
- How finances and assets will be handled or excluded during the marriage and divorce
- Spousal support, alimony, alimony pendente lite terms, if any
- Any business ownership issues or waiver of them
- Estate rights in the event that one of you dies or waiver of estate rights
- The handling of gifts, inheritances or trusts
A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can also specify how different circumstances in the marriage may result in different outcomes during a divorce.
Skilled attorney handles challenges to prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
Premarital and postnuptial agreements are legal contracts that are enforceable by law and can prove challenging to contest later. In the event that you signed an agreement and now wish to challenge it, I can advise you on your options and likelihood of success. You may have valid grounds for challenging the agreement if your spouse did not disclose assets.
If necessary, I can litigate your matter in court. I also represent clients who wish to enforce the terms of their prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that a soon-to-be ex wants to contest.
Contact a respected Pennsylvania family law attorney for help with marital agreements
At Hughes, Nicholls & O'Hara, I assist clients throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania with drafting, reviewing and enforcing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to protect their interests. Call me at 570-344-7171 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my Dunmore office.