For every marriage, there is a different set of circumstances and concerns. For many couples, a prenuptial or postnuptial (antenuptial) agreement can assure that both agree on how property and other issues should be handled. To learn more about prenuptial agreements, talk to an attorney at the Heller & Heller law firm in Coral Springs, Florida.

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A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement establishes ownership of property and responsibility for debts and other matters.

A prenup can establish what property was owned before the marriage.

After years of marriage, it can be difficult to establish who owned what at the time of the marriage. If you have a business, a house or other assets that you do not want to be co-mingled with marital assets, that should be carefully explained in a prenuptial agreement. A premarital agreement can also establish separate debts.

A post-nup can establish what happens from a given point in a marriage.

Perhaps because there is a chance of a divorce, perhaps because there is a concern about defining what is separate (like an inheritance or gift), a couple may want to draft a postnuptial agreement.

Who needs a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement?

Many people approach marriage with a realistic concern about property and debts. If a business is involved, if this is a second marriage, if significant property or debts are involved or if the parties want to preserve assets for their children from a previous marriage, talk to a family law attorney about an agreement that meets your objectives.

If you have been asked to sign an agreement, make sure you have a lawyer who will review the document and protect your rights.

If you want a lawyer who is easy to talk to, who plans a legal strategy based on your objectives, and who has a sincere concern for the results as well as the costs, we look forward to talking with you. Contact our Coral Springs office to talk to an attorney.