Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into by a couple preparing for marriage. These agreements address property issues such as income, assets and liabilities that may arise in the event of divorce or death. The prenuptial agreement may also provide for greater awards of property to children from previous marriages or to safeguard assets when one spouse brings substantially more resources to the marriage. Couples who do not intend to or cannot legally marry (e.g., same-sex couples) may use cohabitation agreements to address these same issues should their relationship end.

Legal counsel includes drafting the prenuptial agreement, representation during the negotiation of such agreements, fully explaining to clients the legal significance of an agreement and the ramifications of either having or not having an agreement, and providing representation for individuals when disputes arise as to the enforcement of such agreements.

Our experienced family law attorneys can help guide you through the process of creating a prenuptial or cohabitation agreement, or help you enforce an existing agreement. Contact RKPT for a consultation.