A post-nuptial agreement is a contract drafted between a married couple to settle a variety of matters, from finances and property division to support and child custody. A post-nuptial agreement is drafted after a person has already married. It is better to have a post-nuptial agreement in place instead of having no agreement at all. This kind of agreement can provide an individual with protection in the event the marriage ends in divorce. Having a post-nuptial agreement can also provide an individual with peace of mind regarding his or her assets and future.
There are a wide range of matters that can be included in a post-nuptial agreement. A post-nuptial agreement may cover issues such as spousal support, child support, child custody, access arrangements, property division, and asset protection. It is important to have a family law attorney assist with the drafting of this important document or to at very least, review it once it has been drafted. Drafting a post-nuptial agreement without legal guidance may result in important issues or create loopholes. A post-nuptial agreement should be as comprehensive as possible. It is also of vital importance to ensure that a post-nuptial agreement is free of ambiguous language and makes the individual’s expectations about marriage very clear. Having a solid post-nuptial agreement in place may help a couple remain on amicable terms in the event they decide to divorce in the future.