This post is being written to conclude and recap my series on obtaining a postnuptial agreement in Las Vegas, Nevada. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic for two reasons. First, many individuals are unaware of the fact that such agreements can be signed after the parties are already married. Second, many are also unaware of what their rights are when such an agreement has been signed. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law lawyer. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with an attorney.
I addressed a number of topics over my recent articles. Issues which I analyzed include:
- Understanding what a postnuptial agreement is
- Choosing a postnuptial agreement or a legal separation
- Whether a postnuptial agreement will be enforceable
- What happens after signing a postnuptial agreement
- How postnuptial agreements can assist with IRS issues
There are multiple reasons why I chose to address these issues. First, a postnuptial agreement is a legal contract, between spouses, which can be enforced at the time of divorce. While it does not stop a spouse from behaving irresponsibly, it does offer protections at the end of a marriage. Second, there may be some instances in which the parties might prefer a legal separation. These include instances where the spouses will no longer be living together and children are involved. Third, for a postnuptial agreement to be enforceable, certain requirements must be met. Also, the parties must not commingle their assets. Fourth, understanding what happens after the signing of an agreement is important to understand your rights. Finally, such a contract can help to shield an individual against their spouse’s tax problems.
One point I stressed in each of these articles is the need to speak with an experienced family law attorney when creating such an agreement. Counsel can help to ensure that the agreement is drafted correctly which, in turn, helps to ensure that it is enforceable. Also, counsel will help you to consider issues which you may not have otherwise thought of. My office practices exclusively in the area of domestic relations law and we take pride in the level of service we provide to each of our clients. Contact us online or by telephone to speak with a lawyer.