Should You Sign a Postnuptial Agreement?
One of the recurring comments I hear from Connecticut divorce clients is “I wish I had done a prenup.” They realize too late that the Connecticut laws governing property division will cause them to forfeit assets that might have been protected with a pre-marital or postnuptial agreement.
I handle divorce and other family law matters in Fairfield County and New Haven County. If you got married without protecting your separate assets, or if circumstances have changed since you got married, I can help you explore a post-nuptial agreement.
Protect your interests. Contact me to discuss this valuable safeguard in a free consultation.
Fairfield and Stamford Postnuptial Agreement Lawyer
A post-nuptial agreement, also called a post-nup or post-marital agreement, is essentially the same as a prenuptial agreement. It is a contract between you and your spouse that defines which assets are separately owned and how your property would be divided in the event of divorce. However, since the post-nup is signed after the marriage there may be additional legal consideration necessary for the agreement to be valid. In addition, the agreement must meet certain other statutory requirements similar to those of a pre-nup.
You should consult an experienced Connecticut matrimonial attorney, whether the post-nup is your idea or whether your spouse has presented you with one.
When Is a Postnup Appropriate?
Connecticut is not a community property state. A post-nuptial agreement can insulate (a) assets that you owned prior to marriage or (b) assets acquired during the marriage in your name, such as an inheritance, proceeds of a personal injury lawsuit, or a successful business you have built. A post-nup can also specify terms of alimony (including no alimony at all). Lastly, a post-marital agreement can preserve inheritance rights for your children from a previous marriage.
Connecticut Family Court Attorney
I am an experienced family law attorney who has extensive experience drafting and reviewing all types of Connecticut postnuptial and prenuptial agreements.
I represent clients throughout Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford, Bridgeport, Westport, Weston, New Canaan, Wilton, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford and Greenwich.