Missouri Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Whether it’s having a significant amount of assets coming into a marriage or going into a second or third marriage, these individuals may want to protect their assets in the event of a divorce. Fortunately, Missouri law recognizes prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, which are a type of contract which can be entered into either before or after a marriage that help protect assets.
If you are interested in creating a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in Missouri, our St. Charles lawyers are prepared to offer their legal guidance. We have a firm understanding of state laws in order to successfully help you create these agreements and make sure they are fulfilled.
Benefits of Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
While it may seem difficult and not romantic, couples may benefit from discussing finances early in the relationship and establish added trust concerning money matters. However, the courts view these agreements with immense scrutiny, ensuring that both sides have made a full disclosure of all asset and financial information and each party seeks separate counsel prior to entering the contract. As long as the agreement isn’t unfairly one-sided, these agreements will be upheld in court.
Benefits of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements include the following:
- Protects separate property from becoming marital property
- Protect the debt-free spouse from being obligated to share the debt
- Avoid court litigation
- Reduce conflicts corresponding with divorce
- Protect financial stability of a spouse’s children, if the respective spouse has been in a previous marriage
- Protect the inheritance rights of children and grandchildren from a previous marriage
- Protect your business or practice from being involved in divorce proceedings
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At Smith Law Offices, LLC, we are dedicated to protecting the rights and the future of our clients. With more than 30 years of experience, our St. Charles attorneys understand what can be potentially at stake in the event of a divorce and have assisted our clients in drafting and developing their prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
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