Marital Agreements in Salt Lake City
Helping You Draft a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement
If you are engaged or already married, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement
will help you safeguard your financial future. Marital agreements may
not sound romantic, but it is one of the most responsible things two partners
can do for one another. You may never have to use it, but you can both
rest easy knowing it is in place if a worst-case scenario ever occurs.
At Full Circle Family Law in Salt Lake City, our experienced attorney
will help you create an agreement that effectively protects your assets
Reach out to our law firm today at
(801) 658-9895 to set up a free and confidential 30-minute consultation.
The Benefits of a Marital Agreement
Whether you are planning to tie the knot or already took a trip down the
aisle, a marital agreement provides a vast array of benefits for both
parties. The process of creating an agreement allows couples to learn
more about what is most important to each other as they broach topics
that people often shy away from.
Here are some other benefits you can enjoy from creating such an agreement:
- You can classify which is separate property and which is marital property.
Without a marital agreement, property and assets will be divided according
to state law, which may not be in either party’s best interests.
- You can protect yourself from your spouse’s debts. If your partner
enters the marriage with substantially more debt than you, a marital agreement
can ensure it does not become your responsibility in the event of a divorce.
divorce process will go a lot smoother now that one of the most contentious issues
is resolved while you and your partner have each other’s best interests at heart.
- If you have any family heirlooms or a family business you wish to protect,
a marital agreement will keep it in your family and prevent it from landing
on the chopping block if you get divorced.
Although it might be a difficult topic to approach, creating a marital
agreement with your fiancé or spouse can be greatly beneficial
for your relationship and future, even if you never have to use it. The
better you understand each other, the more secure you will feel in your marriage.
What Makes a Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement Valid?
For a written prenuptial or postnuptial agreement to be valid:
- Both parties must have capacity. This means that both parties must be mentally
sound and capable of making long and short-term decisions for their well-being,
and must understand the consequences of their actions.
- A premarital agreement is not enforceable if it was not made voluntarily,
or if it was made fraudulently (by failing to disclose property or financial
- If the parties agree to eliminate alimony in the event of divorce, but
that elimination would make the recipient spouse eligible for public assistance,
a court may invalidate that provision and order alimony in an amount needed
to avoid that state support.
A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can help you establish a more equitable
union with your partner. At Full Circle Family Law, we'll represent your
best interests and help you protect your rights, ensuring that your pre
or postnuptial agreement helps you thrive during your marriage.
Create a Marital Agreement with Our Experienced Attorney Today!
If you are planning to get married or already said, “I do,”
you can benefit from creating a marital agreement to protect your interests
and future. At Full Circle Family Law in Salt Lake City, our skilled attorney
will assist you throughout the process of creating an effective marital
agreement. Discussing this matter may seem like an impossible task, but
once you overcome these initial obstacles, you can feel confident that,
even if your marriage came to an end, you will not find yourself in a
financially devastating situation.
Get started on creating a marital agreement today and reach out to our
law office at
(801) 658-9895 to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with our trusted attorney.