Thinking About A Prenup?

A prenuptial agreement or "prenup" is an important tool for anyone entering into a marriage. Whether you have significant assets and have been married before or are entering into a first marriage, it is important to make decisions now to minimize, or even prevent, disagreement or litigation in the event that your marriage does dissolve. A prenuptial contract can help you protect your financial interests into the future.

At Vander Horst Law Office, P.C., we are experienced in drafting and reviewing prenuptial agreements to protect the interests of our clients in southwest Michigan. Your prenuptial agreement requires the attention and commitment of an experienced and trustworthy family law attorney.

Like the old instructive adage, "better safe than sorry," a prenuptial agreement can protect you from later strife and litigation related to a division of property after marriage. Even if you do not have a significant number of assets, you want to make sure that you and your partner are in agreement regarding your property, should unforeseen circumstances arise.

What Are The Requirements?

A prenuptial agreement must meet the following requirements:

  • The agreement must be obtained with full disclosure of assets, without fraud, duress, mistake or misrepresentation.
  • The agreement must be fair to both parties.
  • Both parties should have opportunity to seek independent counsel.

In addition to drafting or reviewing your prenuptial agreement, we can assist you with the following:

  • Enforcement of a prenuptial agreement
  • Divorce
  • Property division
  • Spousal support
  • Visitation
  • Paternity
  • Post-judgment modifications

Over half of first marriages end in divorce. We help families in second or third marriages protect their assets.

We understand that many people are reluctant to enter into a prenuptial agreement because they feel it bodes poorly for the marriage. They worry that by signing an agreement they are planning for the failure of their relationship. From experience, we know that individuals and families benefit from the conditions and arrangements set forth in a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement is a way to minimize the chaos that surrounds a divorce and a safeguard to protect your assets and your family into the future.

For more information about our services and our firm contact Vander Horst Law Office, P.C. Call 269-388-7600.

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