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Helping You Protect Your Assets After You’ve Gotten Married

A postnuptial agreement is essentially the same as a prenuptial agreement, except that it is written after marriage. If one member of the couple acquires an asset he or she wants to protect, or if the couple determines they want to establish what would go to whom in the event of a divorce before the divorce ever happens, a postnuptial agreement can be written and agreed to by both parties. If you feel that you need a postnuptial agreement written between you and your spouse, you need the help of a Lakeville lawyer with experience in drafting and executing these documents.

At Dwire Law Offices, we have decades of experience assisting clients in the Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee areas. We have in-depth knowledge of the laws surrounding property division, which gives us insight into the kinds of agreements that would stand up in court. We can help you draft a postnuptial that suits your needs and amend it as necessary over time, even addressing issues like infidelity.

Protecting Your Assets

Just like a prenup, a postnuptial agreement is a legally binding contract that can be challenged in court. Therefore, if you want the agreement to be upheld, it is necessary for both parties to fully disclose their respective assets and liabilities. A judge can set the postnup aside if financial information is missing. To help prevent this, we add an addendum which outlines each party’s assets and liabilities.

Our family law firm strongly recommends that both parties have the postnup reviewed by their own lawyers to ensure that they have each had adequate representation prior to signing the document. This is another issue that may be contested in court. Ensuring that you and your partner both have separate legal counsel when reviewing your postnup can save a lot of trouble if the worst happens.

Call To Schedule Your Free Consultation

To discuss whether you need a postnuptial agreement, call our Dakota County law office at 866-442-9693. You can also reach us to schedule a free consultation by sending us an online message.