Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreement Lawyer in Florida
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Lawyers Serving West Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie & Indian River Counties
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements offer protection for individuals with a high net worth and extensive assets, and, as such, should be drafted with the utmost attention to detail by a lawyer with extensive knowledge handling such matters. These agreements generally cover financial assets, obligations, and considerations, but may also stipulate details regarding personal rights and responsibilities.
At Sasser, Cestero & Roy, P.A., we understand the financial importance of ensuring a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is valid and enforceable under Florida law.
If you are high profile individual and recently proposed to your significant other, you may be concerned about the ramifications of dissolution. With extensive experience drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for A-list celebrities, athletes, entrepreneurs, and business professionals, our knowledgeable attorneys can address these concerns in a confidential consultation.
Protect Your Assets with a Prenuptial Agreement
Getting married is an exciting time, but it's also important to consider the financial implications of your union. A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that outlines how assets and debts will be divided in the event of a divorce or separation. At Sasser, Cestero & Roy, P.A., our experienced prenuptial and postnuptial lawyers can help you navigate the complexities of creating a fair and enforceable agreement.
Benefits of a prenuptial agreement include:
- Protecting your personal assets and property
- Clarifying financial expectations and responsibilities
- Preserving family heirlooms or businesses
- Minimizing potential conflicts and legal disputes
- Providing peace of mind for both parties
Whether you're entering into a high-profile marriage or simply want to ensure a fair division of assets, our team is here to guide you through the process. Contact our firm today to schedule a confidential consultation and learn more about how a prenuptial agreement can protect your future.
Issues a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement May Address
A prenuptial and postnuptial agreement may denote what a spouse is and is not entitled to upon marriage, after divorce/separation, and/or in the event of death. It may include the following:
- Division of property
- Asset ownership
- Living situation
- Establishment, modification, and/or elimination of alimony or child support
- Rights and obligations of each party associated with property
- Ownership rights regarding a will, trust, life insurance policy, and/or inheritance
- Any other matter regarding personal rights and responsibilities, if in accordance with state and federal laws
As Florida is an equitable distribution state, marital property is to be divided in a manner that is considered fair and equitable. Without a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in place, all marital property, including real estate holdings, property, businesses, income, bank accounts, investments, vehicles, art, antiques, and retirement accounts are subject to division upon divorce.
High-Profile Prenuptial & Postnuptial Cases
Public figures, celebrities, professional athletes, business professionals, and other high-profile individuals are constantly in the public eye – especially regarding matters related to marriage and divorce. Once this happens, preserving privacy becomes a real challenge. When it comes to high-profile cases, our reputable attorneys can assure your privacy and confidentiality. We can also consult with you to determine if a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement would best protect your interests and work to ensure these matters are taken care of with the utmost discretion.
Prenuptial vs. Postnuptial Agreements
While both are valuable during a transitional time, the main difference between prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements is the date of creation. A prenuptial agreement is signed before two individuals marry and a postnuptial agreement is signed after the individuals are married.
A postnuptial agreement may be beneficial in instances where a couple does not have a prenuptial agreement in place and is uncertain of the future of their marriage. Additionally, this agreement may be an option for a couple who experiences a significant change of circumstances, such as inheriting a considerable amount of money.
Commonly Asked Questions
Why would someone need a postnuptial agreement?
There are several reasons why someone might need a postnuptial agreement. It can be beneficial in situations where a couple did not have a prenuptial agreement in place and wants to establish financial arrangements. It can also be useful if there has been a significant change of circumstances, such as inheriting a large sum of money.
Is a postnuptial agreement enforceable?
Yes, a postnuptial agreement is enforceable if it meets certain legal requirements. It must be voluntarily entered into by both spouses, with full disclosure of assets and obligations. It should also be fair and reasonable at the time of signing. It is recommended to consult with an experienced lawyer to ensure the agreement is valid and enforceable.
Can a postnuptial agreement be modified or revoked?
Yes, a postnuptial agreement can be modified or revoked if both spouses agree to the changes. It is important to follow the legal procedures for modification or revocation to ensure the changes are valid. Consulting with an attorney is recommended to navigate the process and protect your interests.
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While prenuptial and postnuptial agreements have garnered a bad reputation, they provide financial protection and peace of mind to couples facing divorce. For high-profile individuals, these agreements help safeguard assets, property, businesses, and other high-value interests in the event of a divorce.