Albuquerque Prenuptial Agreements Lawyer

Premarital Agreements Eliminate Serious Misunderstandings

Prenuptial agreements aren't just for movie stars. Prenups make sense for anyone getting married who wants to be clear on rights and responsibilities:

  • They make sense for young couples who may not have talked about who will work and who will pay bills.
  • They make great sense to blended families, clarifying the inheritance rights of children from previous marriages.
  • They make sense for older people getting married, so there is a clear understanding about health care, retirement benefits, advance directives and the like.

The fundamental role of a prenuptial agreement is to establish agreed-upon plans for the manner in which property and debt are to be divided in the case of the divorce. However, some couples also build in agreements as to what will go on during a marriage — such as religious education of children. Some consider a prenuptial agreement to be a type of insurance against potentially costly legal fees in the event of unexpected marital problems. Indeed, any engaged couples find the process of drafting a prenuptial agreement to be very useful as preparation for the legal and practical realities of marriage.

Virtually no one approaches marriage with the idea of preparing for divorce down the road. At the same time, almost everyone has witnessed marriages fall apart when no one would have expected it to happen. Between a trusting fiancé and fiancée, a premarital agreement can be an expression of caring and understanding. Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A., has a great deal of experience in all areas of family law in New Mexico. We can advise you and your fiancé of areas of sensitivity and challenge that other clients have found useful to include in a premarital agreement.

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Even after a marriage, there may be a good reason to craft a postnuptial agreement. One spouse might be starting a business. A couple may be attempting to reconcile after a marital crisis — and use a postnuptial agreement as a sort of rebuilding block.

Is a premarital or post-marital agreement right for you and your marriage partner or soon-to-be marriage partner? Perhaps yes, if you:

  • Want to protect your spouse from the debts you may accumulate.
  • Want to ensure that certain property is set aside for your children.
  • Want to ensure that you can keep the property you want while your spouse keeps the property he or she wants in the event of unexpected family strife in the future.
  • Want to design a plan to efficiently address the division of property if the need to do so arises.

Create a clear contract today, avoid misunderstandings tomorrow. Our lawyers understand that entering into a marriage is an exciting moment in your life. You don't want anything to get in the way of that, but you do want to be prepared. We can help you create a prenuptial agreement that is clear and will be enforceable if it is ever brought into question. Call the Albuquerque prenuptial agreements attorneys at Atkinson & Kelsey at 505-796-6238 or write us using this online form.