Arizona Nuptial Agreements

The Personalized Attention You Need

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can be a difficult topic amongst couples, and oftentimes they are seen as a negative aspect to a marriage. At Steven N. Cole, LLC, we understand the difficulties associated with this kind of agreement, yet we have also seen the beneficial aspects help these relationships to flourish. Each marital agreement case is different and requires detailed scrutiny by an experienced Phoenix family law attorney.

Our firm is dedicated to providing the dedicated and personalized representation that each client needs. Your case may be highly complicated, and you can count on us to provide you with the high-quality and effective legal solutions that you need. We take the time to investigate your circumstances and help devise a marital agreement that should be agreeable to both parties, while helping you accomplish your goals. Without the right representation on your side, you could find that your contract is not valid and will not hold up in court. Take the necessary steps and don't let this happen to you!

Pre & Post Marital Agreements – What They Can & Can't Do

As a general overview, nuptial agreements are designed to help couples determine certain aspects of their divorce, should it ever occur. For example, a prenuptial agreement can help ensure that one party retains the majority of their assets if the couple were to divorce. A postnuptial agreement can help alter the terms of a prenuptial agreement if circumstances change in the future.

It is important to understand what these agreements can do for your future, what they cannot do, and how you may enter into this agreement with your significant other. A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into between an unmarried couple that determines some terms of a divorce if it were to occur in the future. A postnuptial agreement is the same kind of contract, however it is entered into by both individuals after the marriage has commenced.

Examples of what they can accomplish:

  • Protect the finances of one party from division in the case of divorce
  • Protect each party from the other party's debts (incurred prior to the marriage)
  • Provide for children from any prior marriages
  • Protect the physical property of one party from leaving the family
  • Clarify responsibilities of each party during the marriage (excluding some demands)

What they cannot accomplish in the case of divorce:

  • Specific child support requirements
  • Spousal support requirements
  • Custody, visitation, or other related terms
  • Anything that might encourage a divorce
  • Make any rules regarding nonfinancial matters

Why You Need an Attorney

These marital agreements are often very complicated and you need to be sure that this contract will hold up in court should you and your spouse decide to divorce. With the help of an attorney, you will be instructed as to the specifics of your contract, what you can and cannot add as a term to the contract, and how to ensure that it is legal and binding. Our firm is intent on helping our clients achieve their goals and protect their future. When you choose us, we will provide you with the information and advice that you need in any given circumstance related to your family law case.

Get a Free Consultation with Our Attorneys

Our office offers a free case evaluation to all of our potential clients, it is important that you understand the severity of any family law matter that you face, and that you are confident in the abilities of your attorney. We have been serving local Phoenix residents since 1993 and we have a tremendous track record of success. Contact us and begin the process of constructing an amicable marital agreement that will ensure your protection in the case of divorce. We are here for you!