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Prenuptial Agreements

Secure your assets with a Prenuptial Agreement…

(Legally known as a Marriage Agreement) 

 Not all couples begin their lives together with equal asset wealth.  If you are considering marriage or cohabitation and this is a concern for you, consider contacting a family law lawyer.  A Prenuptial or Cohabitation Agreement  that is designed to secure your rights in the unfortunate event of a breakdown in your relationship is essential, especially in this climate of rapidly climbing real estate values.

Capital Gains

If you’re expecting to experience substantial capital gains on pre-existing assets such as rental properties or a vacation cottage, you’ll need to account for that in an agreement, lest you may lose such assets in the division payout. Fleetwood Family Law is able to assist you in understanding and planning for your future financial well-being, including the preparation of a Prenuptial /Cohabitation Agreement, and a will made in contemplation of marriage. Our litigation experience has informed how we will craft a solid Prenuptial Agreement for you at the outset of your relationship that may be part of an ongoing financial protection package. We will protect your interests.

 

Overturning a Prenuptial Agreement

While Marriage Agreements such as Prenuptial and Cohabitation agreements are essential for preserving the extended family’s wealth over the long term, there are such contracts which will not stand up to being tested in court. Most family law lawyers will draft a prenuptial agreement that is within the common understanding of what is fair for both parties- an instrument is simply not valid if it takes advantage of one party. Sometimes, however, what was fair at the outset ceases to be fair in the face of life’s events.  The experienced lawyers at Fleetwood Family Law have repeatedly succeeded in overturning unfair Prenuptial / Cohabitation Agreements, resulting in a much greater division of assets than the original agreement provided. Our experience has informed how we can attack an unfair, outdated Prenuptial Agreement to achieve a better outcome for you.

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