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Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements

When a couple gets married in Massachusetts they are subject to the dissolution rules found in MGL Chap 208 Section 34. Parties have the right to define his/her own terms of dissolution. These terms are stated in a prenuptial agreement.  Similarly, parties are allowed to enter into a postnuptial agreement too. Both agreements have specific requirements that must be followed in order to be found valid. There’s a Variety of Valid Reasons to get a Pre or Post Nuptial Agreements. 

Prior to the marriage or after entering into the marriage, a couple often asks for pre & post-nuptial agreements. Prenups are important when one or both members has a significant amount of money that can be a point of conflict in the case of separation. Thus, it’s necessary to create a Prenuptial agreement before marriage with the help of a prenuptial agreement lawyer/attorney.

What is a Prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is an enforceable legal agreement that supersedes the state’s divorce laws. It allows the parties to determine the division of assets and spousal support in the case of a divorce, annulment, or death.

What is a postnuptial agreement?

A postnuptial agreement is an enforceable legal agreement that supersedes the state’s divorce laws. It allows the parties to determine the division of assets and spousal support in the case of a divorce, annulment, or death.

How long does a prenuptial agreement last?

A prenuptial agreement can last until the end of a marriage by divorce, annulment, or death. The parties can agree that a prenuptial agreement will only last for a specific duration or until a specific event occurs (ie: until the parties are married for 10 years and have children).

FAQ regarding prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Can my spouse and I agree on matters regarding the children?

The court always retains jurisdiction over matters regarding the children. The agreement can include terms regarding the children, but the court will ultimately determine what is in the best interests of the children at the time of separation.

Do both parties need Prenuptial agreement lawyer?

In order to ensure that your agreement is found valid if challenged at the time of divorce, it is necessary for both parties to have individual counsel.

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