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Mirick O'Connell

Once a rare legal arrangement reserved for the wealthy and famous, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are becoming more common for couples across the economic spectrum. These documents are capable of being beneficial for couples even beyond their financial implications.

At the law firm of Mirick O'Connell, our family law group has a tremendous track record of helping couples reach prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that protect their rights. For couples going through a divorce, we are skilled at determining the validity of an existing agreement and ensuring the terms are enforced in the separation agreement or divorce.

Prenuptial Agreements

Also referred to as an "antenuptial agreement", prenuptial agreements clearly state what property is separate property. Separate property refers to property that is not being commingled as marital property that would be subject to equitable distribution in the event of a divorce.

A comprehensive prenuptial agreement covers all issues that could have an effect on the property rights of the parties, such as inheritance, taxes and the financial treatment of children from previous marriages in the event of a divorce.

Westborough Postnuptial Agreement Attorneys

Postnuptial agreements are another option for couples seeking to protect their property rights. It is crucial for postmarital agreements to be drafted very meticulously according to the strict standards that have been most recently recognized by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in 2010.

Our lawyers can assist in the drafting or review of postnuptial agreements, ensuring that they meet the standards necessary to be valid. Factors include a complete lack of fraud or coercion, reasonable terms, and full disclosure of assets and debts.

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Our Worcester prenuptial agreement attorneys can answer your questions and help you make sure your rights are protected in the event of a divorce. Contact us today for your consultation.