Postnuptial Agreement Lawyer in Jacksonville
Protecting Your Rights with a Postnuptial Agreement
Many people are familiar with the terms of a prenuptial agreement, but less people know about the option of a postnuptial agreement. In essence, there is little difference between the two other than the time at which they are formed. Like it sounds, a prenuptial agreement is created and agreed upon prior to a marriage whereas a postnuptial agreement is established after the wedding and legal binding of a couple has occurred.
Before legally wedding, some couples may not believe that they want a prenuptial agreement or they simply may not have the time needed to create one. Fortunately, there is still opportunity to do so after the legal part of the marriage has been completed. In the event that separation or divorce become the route you choose to go down, a postnuptial agreement will significantly ease the process.
This is because both pre- and postnuptial agreements usually include information about the division of assets and property, as well as spousal support agreements. With these items already established, the typical issues that arise during most divorce processes are less of an issue because they have already been negotiated and established.
Reasons to Draft a Postnuptial Agreement
Couples who engage in the process of drafting a postnup in Florida may due so for a number of different reasons. For the most part however, they do so because they are experiencing or foresee a major change in their marriage. Some examples of these changes may include:
- One of the spouses received an inheritance and wish to protect it in the event of a divorce.
- One of the spouses has lost their job or has decided to be a stay-at-home mom. This would greatly diminish their earning power and put them in a vulnerable state if divorce occurred.
- The couple is struggling in their relationship and need an agreement for peace of mind.
- A business is at stake and a divorce could be catastrophic for everyone involved, including employees of the company.
Mistakes to Avoid When Drafting a Postnup
Not every couple can benefit from a postnuptial agreement. For some, the creation of the agreement can put a large damper on the marriage itself, especially for new couples who are still figuring out one another. The biggest mistake people make is not hiring a postnuptial agreement lawyer, or at least consulting with one prior to drafting. Couples often make the mistake of including information that is not legally enforceable in Florida, leaving them with an invalid agreement. Issues such as child custody cannot be delegated since that is in the court's jurisdiction.
The Benefit of Legal Assistance with Your Postnup
It has been said in sociological studies that divorce is one of the toughest obstacles to overcome in a person's life. While this may not be true for everyone, it is certainly helpful to have professional legal aid upon which you can trust and rely. A Jacksonville postnuptial agreement lawyer can provide you with the sense of ease, support and comfort you need during this notoriously difficult time.
Your postnuptial agreement will need to be in writing and should have the review of a professional attorney. Our firm can provide you with the assistance that you need as you contemplate the details of a separation while married.
Work with An Experienced Attorney
At Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. our team of attorneys is highly experienced in the field of family law and as such we are prepared to take on all of the aspects involved with your particular case. We recognize that no two people, no two couples and no two relationships are exactly alike. Therefore, we do not apply the same strategy to any two persons who seek our firm for help.
Instead, our approach centers around the uniqueness of each client and how we can best attend to your specific needs. This means that whether you are looking for a way to end your marriage, a way to protect yourself in your marriage, or a buffer in case your marriage does later dissolve, we are here to help.
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