In Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements, Timing Is Everything
The earlier you approach these agreements, the easier they are to resolve. One of the biggest mistakes we see people make is waiting to do the prenuptial agreement too close to the wedding. Presenting someone with a prenup too late is risky.
To speak with a prenuptial and postnuptial agreements attorney, call The Law Offices of Dawn K. Gull in Wexford at 412-440-5718.
When Would I Need A Prenup Vs. A Postnup?
A prenuptial or premarital agreement is completed before the marriage. These documents are useful when you have assets or beneficiaries you want to protect. Our firm represents clients in Pennsylvania with these agreements.
Additionally, for more mature couples, getting married or remarried later in life is becoming much more common. The parties to these marriages often begin with more assets than younger couples. These marriages may also involve children, so prenuptial agreements can be even more important. You don’t want death or divorce to prevent your dependents from receiving assets you had intended for them. Having a prenuptial agreement in place can solve this problem.
A postnuptial agreement can be equally as important as a prenup. The postnuptial is often used for when there is a life change during the marriage. The agreement will protect your assets from commingling with a spouse’s assets. For example, if you receive an inheritance after the marriage, you might want to protect that inheritance with a postnuptial agreement. These agreements are binding in the event of death or divorce.