Illinois Lawyers Handling Prenuptial & Post-Nuptial Agreements


Prenuptial Agreements


Prenuptial agreements are often considered a pessimistic action before a marriage. They are, however, a vital consideration as you are making plans to wed. Signing the document does not come with an assumption that you will get a divorce eventually. It simply acts as insurance, should the unforeseeable occur. It is a prudent decision that will protect both spouses.


Experienced Lawyers Protecting Your Interests


At Thomas W. Hunter, P.C., in Illinois, our attorneys help you understand what interests you need to cover in the document to ensure your and your future spouse's futures are protected, no matter what happens. This business and pragmatic approach will allow you to determine asset division at a potential end to the marriage, as well as conditions that would dictate when and how the division would occur.


Prenups Are Not A Sign Of Bad Things To Come


Many couple actually find the process of creating a prenuptial agreement to be constructive, requiring that they frankly discuss issues of trust and financial situation. The gravity of the contract forces them to take these matters seriously and arrive at agreed-upon conclusion before the marriage begins.


We also assist married couples who may be forming postnuptial agreements. Drafted after the beginning of the marriage, these documents often work to protect the spouses in imminent circumstances.


Post-Nuptial Agreements


Most people are familiar with prenuptial agreements. By contrast, the concept of a postnuptial agreement is not as widely known.


In Illinois, a postnuptial agreement is very similar to a prenuptial agreement, with the exception that it is an agreement entered into by a couple after marriage. Just as in the case of a prenuptial agreement, both parties entering into a post-nuptial agreement should have legal representation, as a party seeking to oppose the enforcement of a post-nuptial agreement may argue that the agreement was not entered into knowingly in the absence of legal counsel.


Agreements That Are Similar To Prenups


In the midst of preparing for a marriage, many couples that have considered the possibility of a prenuptial agreement merely run out of time. In the midst of wedding plans, things can get hectic.


A postnuptial agreement can provide all of the same protections offered by a prenuptial agreement. Typically, parties entering into a postnuptial agreement want to clarify their rights and obligations in the event of a divorce. Property division issues are often at the forefront of consideration, but other issues, like spousal support, may also be a focus of the agreement.


Put Our Experience To Work For You


If you are thinking about a prenuptial agreement or post-nuptial agreement, the experienced family law attorneys at Thomas W. Hunter, P.C., can help you. Our law firm practices exclusively in family law. Our founding attorney, Thomas W. Hunter, has been helping clients with prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements for over 30 years.

To speak with a lawyer about a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement, contact our law office in Illinois to schedule a free consultation.