Is there an issue that causes fight after fight between you and your spouse? Some couples are turning to post-nuptial agreements to alleviate these problems in a legal way. Post-nuptial agreements are gaining popularity, and family lawyers are processing more and more of these agreements each year.
A post-nuptial agreement is a legal agreement made between two spouses with the help of their family attorneys after they have been married. Like a pre-nuptial agreement, the terms are often related to financial issues but can cover pretty much any subject the two parties feel the need to include.
Since post-nuptial agreements are relatively new and somewhat uncommon, states are still working on deciding the terms of these agreements. In Pennsylvania, post-nuptial agreements follow rules of any other legal contracts. Each party must have a family lawyer representing their case. The only additional rule is that each party is required to provide full financial disclosure as part of the agreement. Since post-nuptial agreements can be made anytime in a marriage, there are legal rules against one being made soon before a divorce. These rules protect each spouse from the threat of an agreement being made under false pretenses.
Creating a Post-Nuptial Agreement
If you think that a post-nuptial agreement could help ease the stress in your relationship with your spouse, sit down and discuss the possibility of an agreement with your family attorney. Your attorney will explain how an agreement may benefit you and what you’ll need to consider in order to file an agreement in court.
If you and your spouse constantly worry about financial issues and it may be affecting your marriage, consider talking to an expert family lawyer about a post-nuptial agreement. Michael E. Eisenberg, Attorney at Law, has more than 20 years’ experience handling cases as a Montgomery Court family attorney. He offers the knowledge and experience to assist you in your marriage issues. Call (267) 722-8383 for more information or to schedule a consultation.