No one enters into marriage with the expectation that they will divorce, but if you have substantial assets or children from a prior marriage, it is a good idea to be prepared for that possibility. A prenuptial agreement not only may make divorce simpler by resolving potentially thorny issues in advance, but it might also be useful if one of you dies during the marriage. Even if you are already married, it is not too late to plan ahead, through a postnuptial agreement. At Grant & Sain, PLLC, in Jackson, we provide reliable advice on marital agreements and can prepare one that effectively meets your needs and withstands legal scrutiny.
Prenuptial agreements may be advisable for you and your future spouse if these circumstances exist:
As experienced family lawyers, we are able to provide knowledgeable advice on the benefits of prenuptial agreements and will help you decide whether one is appropriate for you and your soon-to-be spouse.
Before drafting a prenup, we will meet with you to determine what issues you want to address and may suggest additional considerations you may not have thought of. The agreement might address such matters as:
We will negotiate and draft an agreement that addresses all of the issues you and your spouse agree to include. We also assist married couples with postnuptial agreements that cover similar considerations. It’s important to note that Tennessee law does not permit couples to make child custody and support arrangements in a prenuptial agreement, because family courts have the ultimate authority to make those determinations based on what they consider to be in the child’s best interests.
Not every marital agreement is enforceable in Tennessee. The law imposes certain requirements that a prenup or postnup must meet:
We will work with you to fashion an agreement that meets your desired objectives while also satisfying these legal requirements. It’s our goal to give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your assets are protected in the event your marriage ends.
Grant & Sain, PLLC, in Jackson, assists West Tennessee clients in drafting a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that meets their goals and conforms to state law. To schedule a consultation with one of our family law attorneys, call 731-256-7477 or contact us online.