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Fort Lauderdale Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements Lawyer

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A prenuptial agreement is a legal contract made before marriage, while a postnuptial agreement is made after marriage. Both need to be in writing and notarized to be enforceable by law. These agreements cover things like how assets will be divided, spousal support in case of divorce or death, and sometimes other details like rules about adultery or decisions about guardianship. They help couples plan ahead and agree on important matters to avoid potential conflicts in the future.

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In Fort Lauderdale, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements must meet certain prerequisites to be legally binding. These prerequisites include the imperative that the agreement is documented in writing, bears the genuine signatures of both parties, and is notarized for official recognition.

Before finalizing the agreement, a crucial step involves full financial disclosure by each party, covering assets, liabilities, and income. Ostrovsky Law helps couples navigate the complexities of marital agreements, fostering clarity and preventing potential disputes in the future.

Danielle Ostrovsky, a seasoned expert in prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, can guide you through these sensitive matters with empathy and understanding. She’ll take the time to listen to your concerns, goals, and unique circumstances, then skillfully craft an agreement that safeguards your interests and brings you peace of mind. Danielle goes beyond just paperwork. She’ll clearly explain your legal rights, both with and without an agreement, highlighting the potential benefits and drawbacks of each option. Transparency and informed decision-making are her top priorities.

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KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT AND POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENT:

  1. Timing – The fundamental difference between the two agreements lies in their timing. Prenups are executed before marriage, whereas postnups are signed after the marriage has taken place. The postnuptial agreements are of extreme importance in situations like contested or uncontested divorce
  2. Consideration – Another significant difference is the legal requirement of “consideration”. In prenuptial agreements, the act of getting married is considered sufficient consideration. However, postnuptial agreements may require additional consideration, such as an exchange of assets or a change in financial responsibilities.
  3. State laws – the enforceability of prenuptial agreements may vary depending on state laws. While most states recognize both, some jurisdictions may have specific requirements for either or both agreements.
  4. Disclosure – Prenups usually require full financial disclosure before signing. This ensures both parties are fully aware of each other’s assets and debts. Postnups may also involve financial disclosure, but the scrutiny level may differ.
  5. Limitations – Prenuptial agreements are typically more flexible since the couple is still unmarried. Postnuptial agreements must consider the existing marital status and may have more limitations in certain areas.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements FAQs

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can cover various aspects, such as:

  • Division of property and assets acquired before and during the marriage.
  • Allocation of debts and financial responsibilities.
  • Spousal support (alimony) terms.
  • Inheritance rights and provisions.
  • Protection of separate property.
  • Dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or arbitration.

No, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can be beneficial for couples of varying financial situations. They allow couples to clarify financial expectations, protect assets, and provide peace of mind, regardless of the level of wealth.

There is no set timeframe of when a prenuptial agreement should be signed prior to the wedding. However, it is beneficial to begin the process well in advance of a wedding date for various reasons. One of the reasons is that the process of signing a prenuptial agreement often comes with many emotions for one or both parties, and it is important to handle those emotions and the process not too close to the wedding date, that way you can focus on the excitement of the wedding and not worry about the prenuptial agreement. Also, the closer that the prenuptial agreement is signed to the wedding date, the easier it is for one of the spouses to make the argument that they signed it under duress if one of the spouses tries to set aside the Prenuptial Agreement one day in the event of a divorce. However, this is by no means the deciding factor in one of the spouses having the ability to set aside the Prenuptial Agreement.

Practice Areas

At Ostrovsky Law, we specialize in a wide range of family law practice areas to address the unique needs of our clients. Our practice areas include:

Divorce Litigation: Our divorce attorneys have extensive experience in handling complex divorce cases and will work diligently to protect your rights and interests throughout the litigation process.

Alimony: We provide guidance and representation in matters related to spousal support, ensuring fair and reasonable alimony arrangements are reached.

Child Support: Our attorneys assist clients in matters involving child support, ensuring the best interests of the child are prioritized while advocating for fair support arrangements.

High Net Worth Asset Division Divorce: We have the expertise to handle divorces involving substantial assets, complex financial holdings, and property division to secure a fair distribution.

Parental Responsibility and Timesharing: Our attorneys help clients navigate issues related to parental responsibility, custody, and timesharing arrangements, with the goal of protecting the well-being of the children involved.

Paternity: We assist clients in establishing or disputing paternity rights and obligations, ensuring legal recognition and the protection of parental rights.

Modifications: Our attorneys can guide you through the process of modifying existing court orders related to child support, alimony, custody, or visitation to reflect changing circumstances.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: We provide legal counsel and drafting services for prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, helping clients protect their assets and clarify financial expectations before and after marriage.

Uncontested Divorce: If you and your spouse are seeking an amicable divorce, our attorneys can assist you in navigating the uncontested divorce process, making it smoother and more efficient.

Collaborative Divorce: We offer collaborative divorce services, encouraging a cooperative approach that seeks mutually beneficial solutions outside of litigation.

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In addition to our offices in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Ostrovsky Law is proud to serve all of Broward County, including DaviePembroke PinesHollywoodCooper CityCoral SpringsPlantationPompano Beach and more. We’re here to assist clients across South Florida, offering dedicated legal representation in family law matters and divorce cases.

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