You’ve heard the term but not sure why you would need one. Post Nuptial Agreements are designed to protect your assets and income in the event of one parties death or a dissolution of marriage. Normally people who request a post nuptial agreement are those that experience a substantial financial change or there has been substantial conflict within the marriage for a period of time. You and your spouse have been fighting on and off for the past six months, you want to try to fix your marriage but some days you just want to throw the towel in. The economy might play a role in the stresses you each have; longer work hours, less family time, less money for vacation, etc. Everything adds up to LET ME OUT NOW! Then you look at your children and realize that your marriage vows said “For better and worse.” Did you really mean it? If so, you still want to protect yourself in case it really doesn’t work. Work with your spouse to agree on the division of your assets and liabilities now while you continue to work on repairing your marriage. When you put your agreement in writing now it will help keep things fair during the difficult emotional times later. Remember, it can be difficult to diffuse a situation that is unexpected, but if you know what to expect and you can agree to something now you may avoid the unfairness later on down the road.
FOR FAMILY LAW LEGAL ADVICE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE ANTON LEGAL GROUP AT 813-443-5249. WE HAVE CONTINUOUSLY PRACTICED FAMILY LAW IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA SINCE 1985.