Columbus Postnuptial Agreement Attorney
Helping Clients With Postnuptial Agreements in Ohio
When it comes to safeguarding your marital interests and securing a stable future, Kemp, Schaeffer & Rowe is your trusted partner. Our Columbus postnuptial agreement lawyers can help you draft an agreement that meets your needs and the needs of your spouse. We can also help you understand the benefits of a postnuptial agreement and how it may affect your rights and interests. Our team is available to answer your questions and address your concerns throughout the process.
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What is a Postnuptial Agreement?
A postnuptial agreement, often referred to as a "postnup," is a legally binding document created by couples after they have entered into marriage or a civil partnership. This agreement outlines the distribution of assets, spousal support, and other financial matters in the event of a divorce or separation. While postnuptial agreements may have gained popularity for their role in high-profile celebrity divorces, they serve as a valuable tool for any couple seeking to define their financial expectations and protect their individual interests.
Unlike prenuptial agreements, which are executed before marriage, postnuptial agreements allow couples to address unforeseen changes in circumstances during the course of their marriage. Whether it's a shift in financial status, the birth of children, or changes in career paths, a postnuptial agreement provides a framework for addressing these changes and ensures that both parties are on the same page regarding their financial future.
What Does a Postnuptial Agreement Cover?
A postnuptial agreement can cover a wide range of financial and non-financial matters, providing a comprehensive roadmap for potential scenarios. Here are some key elements that can be addressed in a postnup:
- Asset Division: Clearly outline how assets, including properties, investments, and business interests, will be divided in the event of a divorce.
- Debt Allocation: Specify how debts acquired during the marriage will be allocated between spouses in case of separation.
- Spousal Support: Define the terms of spousal support, including the amount and duration, if applicable.
- Inheritance Rights: Address how inheritance and other financial windfalls will be handled within the marriage.
- Child Custody and Support: While postnuptial agreements primarily focus on financial matters, they can include provisions related to child custody and support, though such provisions are subject to court review and approval.
- Business Interests: If either spouse owns a business, the postnup can outline how the business will be valued and divided in the event of a divorce.
- Dispute Resolution: Specify the method for resolving disputes that may arise during the divorce process, such as mediation or arbitration.
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