PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS CAN BE THE FIRST STEP TOWARD ESTABLISHING A CLEAR AND COMMITTED FUTURE.
Michigan Prenuptial Agreements
Experienced Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer and Mediator
Prenups sometimes get a bad rap as being unromantic or damaging to trust. In reality, they are nothing of the sort. A prenuptial agreement can be an excellent tool for establishing clear expectations and making plans for your future.
What Is a Prenuptial Agreement?
A prenuptial agreement determines what will happen with a couple’s money or property if they divorce or die. Prenuptial agreements (also called antenuptial agreements) can dictate how the couple will make purchases and share debt, and whether spousal support will be awarded if they divorce.
Who Should Have a Prenuptial Agreement?
Prenuptial agreements are common among people who are bringing significant assets or debt to a marriage. They are also common for second marriages, people who have children from prior relationships, people who have established businesses, people who are expecting inheritances, or people marrying later in life.
The prenuptial agreement may clarify how property should be divided in those situations. For example, it could explicitly state that business debt will be kept separate from the marital estate. Or it could say what assets should go to a party’s grown children and what assets should go to the spouse in the event of death or divorce.
Prenuptial Agreement as an Entrée to an Estate Plan
Most anyone can benefit from having a premarital agreement. Couples often use it as a starting point for estate planning. With a background in property settlement and planning for complex estates, Wendy Alton is highly knowledgeable in this area. She can help you understand how a prenuptial agreement could benefit your specific situation.
The Right Lawyer for Creating Your Prenuptial Agreement
When you sit down with Wendy Alton as your prenuptial agreement attorney, she immediately sets a tone of positivity and support. People who get married are committed to each other, and a prenuptial agreement encourages them to keep the relationship healthy and to stay married.
Contact Our Michigan Family Law Lawyer
A prenuptial agreement can be as simple or comprehensive as you need it to be. For help with drafting a prenuptial agreement, please call 734-673-3567 or contact Wendy online. Discuss your questions about prenuptial agreements directly with Wendy Alton in a confidential, no-cost consultation.