Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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.
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 Versus 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.
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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.