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Prenuptial and Postnuptial agreements

Entering into a marriage is a significant life decision, and for some couples, a prenuptial agreement may be necessary to protect their individual financial interests. A prenuptial agreement is a contract signed by a couple before marriage that outlines certain financial implications in the case of a divorce such as how they will divide their assets and liabilities. A postnuptial agreement is a contract signed by a couple after marriage, which can serve the same purpose as a prenuptial agreement except it is entered into after a couple has been married. Whether you are the party that is requesting that your partner enter into prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, or you are on the other side of it and your partner is requesting that you sign a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, Ostrovsky Law can help guide you in the emotional process.


In Florida, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements must meet certain requirements to be considered valid. The agreement must be in writing, signed by both parties and notarized. Before signing the agreement, each party must also fully disclose their assets, liabilities and income. Additionally, the agreement should not be signed under duress and cannot be unconscionable, meaning it cannot be grossly unfair to one party.

The financial disclosure when entering into a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is a very important part of the process. Danielle has the knowledge and tools needed to gather the necessary financial documents and ensure that the disclosure is accurate and sufficient in order to protect you.

In Florida, a prenuptial agreement cannot address child custody or child support matters. These two issues will be determined at the time of the divorce based on the best interests of the child at the time.

Postnuptial Agreement

At Ostrovsky Law, we understand the importance of protecting your assets and planning for the future. Danielle Ostrovsky has years of experience in helping her clients navigate the complexities and emotions of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Danielle will work closely with you to understand your unique circumstances and goals and develop a comprehensive agreement that protects your interests and provides peace of mind. Danielle will explain to you what your legal rights would be without entering into an agreement and the benefits or downfalls of signing the agreement. Danielle always ensures that her clients are fully informed and understand both sides prior to allowing her clients to enter into a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.

Contact Ostrovsky Law today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you with your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement needs.

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.

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