Post Nuptial Agreements – Florida Family Law
In Florida, many couples choose to enter into prenuptial agreements. Spouses are frequently unaware that like prenuptials, postnuptial agreements are lawful but entered into after marriage. They are both legally binding contracts that clearly define and pre-determine what each party’s obligations are during and after marriage, should it end in divorce. Postnuptial contracts can serve to protect your assets but, they can also provide protection for specific relief in the event of the death of a spouse during your marriage.
Hiring a Tampa Family Law Attorney to Draft Your Postnuptial Agreements
You are not required to hire a Florida Family Law Attorney to assist you with drafting prenuptial or postnuptial agreements, however, it is highly recommended and beneficial to do so. Prenuptials and postnuptial agreements are binding, enforceable contracts only if they adhere to a variety of complex requirements under Florida Family Law. If entered into without legal counsel, a postnuptial agreement can carry the risk of not holding up in court should it be challenged by your spouse.
Nilo J Sanchez & Associates has the experience you need to draft simple or more complex postnuptial agreements that in the event of a divorce will set forth terms that the couple has agreed upon. Postnuptial agreements are not meant to be divisive, but rather, they can help to minimize high conflict by predetermining a variety of things including the following of which must be addressed in any contested divorce in Florida. (Read: Divorcing in Florida)
- Dividing of Assets ( Equitable Distribution)
- Alimony (Spousal Support)
- Division of Debts & Liabilities
- Property Division
- Declaring Separate Property & Marital property
- Terms of Timesharing and Parenting plans
- Child Support
- Death of Spouse
These are typical of matters that may be addressed in a postnuptial agreement. High net worth or high profile couples may require much more detailed language and subject matter in their postnuptial agreements. Our attorneys at the Tampa Family Law firm of Nilo J Sanchez & Associates strives to provide you with the very best legal counsel and will draft an appropriate, legally binding and enforceable contract that’s tailored for your needs.
To ensure the validity of your postnuptial or prenuptial agreements, it is highly beneficial to consult with a family law attorney who has experience drafting prenuptial and postnuptial contracts. Nilo J. Sanchez & Associates has over 25 years of experience representing couples in Tampa Bay.
We specialize in Florida Family Law in Hillsborough, Pasco & Pinellas County, Florida. If you’re in the Tampa Bay area and would like to schedule a consultation to discuss how a postnuptial agreement might benefit you, please reach out to us at 813-879-4600 or leave us a secure message below.