Creating Premarital Agreements For Connecticut Clients
If you are planning to get married, you are no doubt following your heart. But that doesn’t mean that you should act without considering the consequences. To start your marriage off on the right foot, you need to have clarity on such matters and a plan that protects you if things go awry.
One very effective tool is a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement. These contracts are increasingly viewed as essential, especially for parties who’ve been married before, for two-career couples, or for any persons who have assets and debts they’re bringing to the marriage. At MeehanLaw, LLC, we are experienced in creating enforceable premarital agreements and litigating the enforceability of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. You can trust us to fight diligently to preserve your rights.
How Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements Work
Connecticut family law treats a premarital agreement as a contract and will enforce its terms as long as the agreement is:
- Includes full disclosure
- Offers an opportunity to consult legal counsel
A premarital agreement becomes legally binding once the marriage takes place. Couples can modify a prenup after marriage or execute a post-marital agreement.
What Can A Connecticut Prenuptial Agreement Cover?
Prenups can cover a wide variety of issues touching on the spouses’ “personal rights and obligations” toward each other. The most common issues that marital agreements cover are:
- Separate and marital property
- Management and control of property
- Division of property
- Wills and trusts
- Life insurance death benefits
- Retirement plans
Parents cannot execute an agreement that would deprive their children of reasonable financial support from one of the parents. However, they can agree on levels of child support to cover items such as private school tuition, extracurricular activities, sports and travel teams, and other expenses that the law would not necessarily require.
Contact A Premarital Agreements Attorney In Westport
MeehanLaw, LLC, represents Westport residents in litigating the enforceability of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. To get trustworthy advice and solid legal assistance, call 203-989-2949 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Westport office.