Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
A Prenuptial Agreement is a contract used by couples who are planning to get married. It sorts our how property and debts will be divided in the event of a breakup. A prenup also addresses issues of inheritance and spousal support, and allows soon-to-be spouses to openly discuss their finances and future.
There are certain things that cannot be addressed in a prenup or it might be deemed invalid, including child support, child custody or visitation, illegal acts, or non-financial matters, such as household chores, physical appearance, or infidelity. The agreement must be fair to both parties, and it cannot impose undue burden on one party.
Similar to a prenuptial agreement where spouses contract on specific terms, usually financial, before their wedding, a postnuptial agreement is a contract made some time after the vows are exchanged to set certain terms of the relationship.