Is A Prenuptial Or Postnuptial Agreement For You?

Planning for a prenuptial or postnuptial marital agreement may seem awkward for a couple. However, there are benefits to drafting these agreements that can prove useful in a lasting marriage. These benefits go well beyond protecting premarital property.

At Schmidt & Grace Attorneys at Law, our lawyers have more than six decades of experience helping central Wisconsin clients who have decided to obtain a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. We understand the sensitivity of this subject, and we are committed to providing our clients with the personal attention they deserve in an effort to help them obtain an outcome that supports their best interests.

The Importance Of Having A Prenuptial Or Postnuptial Agreement

Without a prenuptial agreement, should your marriage dissolve, all of the property you own is likely to be divided equally. Additionally, a prenuptial or postnuptial can do the following:

  • Limit the amount of maintenance your spouse could receive
  • Determine how property is managed during the marriage
  • Protect your spouse from your premarital debt
  • Determine how your property will be handled at your death
  • Determine how your property would be divided at divorce

Essentially, as long as the agreement does not unfairly favor one party over another and is signed by both spouses, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements allow you to override Wisconsin's community property laws, allowing you, not the court, to determine how your marital assets and debts should be divided in the event of a divorce.

Additionally, as long as both spouses agree, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can be modified at any time, even during the divorce process. As a result, they are powerful and flexible tools that allow married couples to control their own financial destinies in the event of a divorce.

We Can help You Reach A Fair Agreement

We have been providing high-quality, efficient and cost-effective legal representation to all of central Wisconsin since 1949, and we are well-respected within our community. We look forward to helping our clients make decisions that support the highest quality of life possible. To speak with one of our attorneys in Wisconsin Rapids, email us or call us at 715-423-4100.