Madison County Prenuptial & Postnuptial Attorney in Huntsville, AL Protects Your Rights
Strong legal support before, during and after your marriage
At Sree B. Ravi, P.C., Attorney at Law, we understand that relationships and marriages face tough challenges and may not survive. It is important to protect your interests in the unfortunate event of a divorce. Our firm helps you understand the requirements for a valid prenup or postnup. We work with you to create a fair and reasonable agreement that safeguards your assets.
What is a prenuptial agreement?
Prenuptial agreements, also called prenups or premarital agreements, are contracts that detail the ownership rights of property and assets. Prenups are triggered in the event of a divorce or death. Many people believe that prenups are only used by wealthy individuals to ensure that their former spouses do not take all their money or property in a divorce. However, anyone can have a prenuptial agreement, regardless of financial status or the amount of assets. Prenuptial agreements can be a great way for couples to discuss finances before marriage and can prevent problems during marriage. But most important, in the event of divorce, the contract can protect your best interests and prevent lengthy, stressful court battles. An experienced family lawyer can help you understand your rights and create an enforceable contract between you and your future spouse. Postnuptial agreements are similar, but they are entered into after marriage. Each type of agreement covers the same categories of property and assets and is designed to protect each party’s rights following a divorce.
What requirements or restrictions apply to prenups and postnups?
Many states have adopted the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act to govern how prenups and postnups are created and enforced. Alabama has not adopted this act, but there are several requirements for creating a valid prenup. To be valid and recognized by the court, a prenup or postnup must:
- Be in writing
- Be entered into voluntarily
- Show full disclosure of assets and property by each party
To challenge the validity of a written and otherwise seemingly proper premarital agreement, you must prove that your spouse did not provide a full disclosure of assets. You may also be able to prove that you were coerced or forced to sign the agreement and thus did not enter into the contract voluntarily.
Solid Alabama legal representation for prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
Contact Sree B. Ravi, P.C., Attorney at Law for a consultation. Our firm is located in Huntsville and offers evening and weekend appointments when necessary. Call us at 256-937-1540 or contact us online to discuss your case.