Marital Agreements

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Hottell Family Law Group, P.C., will guide you through the complex process of creating a marital agreement that meets your specific needs. Though marital agreements may not seem like a romantic notion, such agreements can give each person the comfort and security of knowing that his or her assets are protected, no matter what may happen in the future.

Having a marital agreement in place is an exceedingly wise decision whether you are engaged, married, remarrying or are considering separation or divorce. Such agreements, known as "prenuptial agreements" if signed before marriage, and "postnuptial agreements" if signed during the marriage, set ground rules regarding how your assets will be distributed if a divorce should occur.

Hottell Family Law Group Will Guide You through the Benefits, Scope, and Customization of a Marital Agreement That Will Meet Your Specific Needs

Marital agreements help spouses to:

  • Define distribution of assets in the event of a divorce, including which assets and debts are to be considered "marital property" in a divorce proceeding.
  • Protect assets for children from previous marriages.
  • Preserve ownership of important family property such as businesses, homes and heirlooms.
  • Set responsibilities during the marriage regarding payments of bills, taxes, and debts.
  • Establish mechanisms for dispute resolution in the event of future disagreements, such as private mediation or arbitration.

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