Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements

Avoid Surprises With A Prenuptial Or Postnuptial Agreement

There is a reason why the first chapter of a marriage is called “the honeymoon phase.” Both partners are so focused on the adventure and the romance of being newly married that they are likely to steer clear of most conflicts. But even the healthiest marriages will face disagreements on important subjects. The more openly and honestly you and your spouse can talk about potential points of disagreement today, the more likely you are to avoid big surprises and much harder conversations in the future.

Whether you are planning to get married soon, or are already married, it’s important to make a plan with your partner to help you navigate future potential sources of friction. Whatever decisions you reach, they can be formally recorded in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.

At Healey, Deshaies, Gagliardi & Woelfel, PC, we can help guide you through this conversation and record your decisions. Our goal is to help you avoid future disagreements, as well as protect your interests if an unexpected disagreement arises.

Do I Need A Prenuptial Or Postnuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are basically the same thing. The difference is that one is written before you are legally married (“prenuptial”), while the other is written after you are legally married (“postnuptial”). In both cases, the objective is to protect both partners.

During the conversation required to draft such an agreement, you and your spouse may address topics that hadn’t occurred to you before. There are very few guidelines at the start of a marriage – it is only later on, as life gets more complicated, that some people wish they had been more frank about their expectations.

At Healey, Deshaies, Gagliardi & Woelfel, PC, we understand this conversation may seem scary. But it doesn’t have to be. We will help you identify the important questions to ask each other.

Call Us To Learn More

If you’d like to learn more about prenuptial or postnuptial agreements, call Healey, Deshaies, Gagliardi & Woelfel, PC, in Amesbury to schedule an appointment. Call 978-388-1787 or email us.