Many couples shy away from premarital agreements as if they signal the inevitability of divorce. In reality, the opposite is true. The family law attorneys at Terry & deGraauw, P.C. can help you and your spouse create a prenuptial agreement that strengthens your marriage.
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO PREMARITAL AGREEMENTS
WHY GET A PREMARITAL/PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT?
Contrary to popular belief, a prenuptial agreement does not insinuate you are expecting a divorce. Instead, it provides the opportunity to approach the future in a well thought out and mature way. Similar to insurance, prenuptial agreements can help protect your interests:
- You can protect your children’s inheritance rights.
- You can protect your business assets.
- You can protect assets like pensions and real estate.
- You can protect intangible assets.
The content in prenuptial agreements vary according to the couple’s wishes, assets and liabilities. Most prenuptial agreements include provisions of property division in the event of divorce. One of the advantages of prenuptial agreements is that you settle certain issues ahead of time so in the event of divorce, you can accomplish an agreement quickly and cost-effectively.
NEW MEXICO PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
To be valid, your premarital agreement must meet certain requirements under New Mexico prenuptial agreement laws such as:
- Prenuptial agreements in New Mexico must be in writing.
- Prenuptial agreements must be executed by both parties in the marriage.
- The prenuptial agreement cannot be unconscionable or grossly unfair.
The attorneys at Terry & deGraauw, P.C. work to minimize the chance of your prenuptial agreement being challenged. We are seasoned attorneys who have experience creating prenuptial and postnuptial agreementsfor high net worth clients.
CHALLENGING A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT
The attorneys at Terry & deGraauw, P.C., also litigate inequitable and improperly executed prenuptial agreements. To challenge a prenuptial agreement, you need experienced Albuquerque divorce attorneys at your side. We have considerable experience challenging premarital agreements and can give you a thorough evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of your premarital contract at any point in your marriage.
CONTACT US IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM
The lawyers at Terry & deGraauw, P.C. are family law specialists who have extensive training and experience in issues concerning families, including prenuptial agreements. When you work with our attorneys, you can rest assured your financial interests are protected.
Contact the family law specialists at Terry & deGraauw, P.C., to start drafting your marital agreement in Albuquerque, New Mexico.