Prenuptial Agreements Attorneys in Michigan
Build Your Marriage on Security & Clarity with a Prenup
Prenuptial agreements are contracts between two spouses that are used to address their property rights or obligations if the marriage ends in divorce and in some cases to assist in estate planning. A prenuptial agreement is created before a couple gets married to separate their assets, but a postnuptial agreement is drafted after a couple is married. A properly drafted prenuptial agreement is enforceable in a divorce in Michigan.
If you are interested in creating a prenuptial agreement, the lawyers at American Divorce Association for Men can help you. We have over 30 years of experience representing men from bias in the courtroom. No matter your particular situation, our Michigan prenuptial agreement attorneys are here to answer your questions and handle any concerns you may have.
Who Can Get a Prenuptial Agreement in Michigan?
Any couple can enter into a prenuptial agreement prior to getting married. Michigan family courts consider all property obtained, earned, or accumulated during the marriage to be the property of both spouses.
If you and your spouse plan on drafting a prenup, then it is vital to have an experienced attorney guide you through the process. This is because the court won’t enforce any agreement unless it follows specific guidelines.
A prenuptial agreement must meet the following requirements:
- It must be fair and equitable to both spouses.
- Both spouses must voluntarily enter into agreement.
- Both spouses must fully disclose their property and assets to one another prior to signing the agreement.
- The agreement must be signed by both spouses.
Hiring an attorney to draft your prenup is the best way to ensure it is an enforceable agreement. Our attorneys will negotiate and draft an ironclad prenup that meets all legal requirements, protects your finances, and secures your future.
What Should A Prenuptial Agreement Cover?
Everyone’s situation is unique, so the terms of a prenuptial agreement will vary on a case-by-case basis. But in general, prenuptial agreements should cover:
- The division of assets and debts, including protecting what you bring into the marriage
- The division of retirement accounts
- Whether or not spousal support will be paid, and if so, in what amount and for how long
- What happens if one spouse dies during the marriage
- Each spouse’s ability to manage certain assets during the marriage
- The inheritance of children from prior marriages or relationships
These are some of the many issues that may be addressed in a prenuptial agreement. It’s important to note that the law in Michigan does not allow couples to address child support or child custody in a prenuptial agreement. These decisions are made based on what is in the child’s best interests, not what the parents agreed upon in a prenup.
Make sure your prenup covers all of your bases by working with our skilled team of attorneys. Our attorneys will aggressively negotiate the terms of your prenup with the opposing counsel to ensure the final agreement protects your best interests.
Benefits of a Getting a Prenup
Legally, a marriage is a contract between two people that establishes legal rights and obligations to each other. Should those legal rights and obligations be dissolved in an unexpected future divorce, it’s important to have a prenuptial agreement in place to protect your assets and property.
Why is a Prenuptial Agreement a Good Idea?
There are a number of reasons why you should sign a prenuptial agreement, including:
- It protects your individual property.
- It defines what property is considered marital property, including joint business assets.
- It establishes your estate plan.
- It clearly outlines procedures for future matters, such as divorce or death.
- It can simplify divorce proceedings, which will save you time and money.
- It can protect you from your spouse’s debt.
- It protects family heirlooms.
Contact Our Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers Today!
If you are interested in creating a prenuptial agreement in Michigan, contact our prenup attorneys from the American Divorce Association for Men. Our legal team has over 30 years of experience helping men all throughout Michigan. We understand how important it is to protect your assets for the future, that is why we work tirelessly to ensure that you and your spouse create an agreement that would be valid in the event of a divorce. ADAM has been protecting men from unfair bias in the courts since 1988, which means we are equipped to guide you through your prenup. We are also proud to represent clients in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Livingston, Washtenaw, Monroe, Lapeer & St. Clair Counties.
Contact our Michigan prenuptial agreement attorneys today for a free case review!