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It’s never pleasant to think about divorce when you’re getting married. However, for some couples, it can be a smart decision to create a premarital agreement that spells out how your divorce will proceed in the event of a break-up. It’s not too late after the wedding takes place, either – you can also enter a postnuptial agreement that will perform roughly the same function.
Our skilled Reno divorce attorneys at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. are ready to assist you with drafting any type of marital agreement, whether prenuptial or postnuptial. With access to more legal resources than most small firms and an AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, our attorneys can give you the comprehensive divorce preparation you need, should the worst come to pass.
Get assistance with creating your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement today! Call us at (775) 210-8178 for a consultation.
Why Should I Get a Premarital Agreement?
In the state of Nevada, anything you acquire over the course of your marriage is considered “community property.” When you decide to get divorced, the judge will automatically divide community property equally, unless you and your ex-spouse can come to a clear agreement about the division.
Of course, once you’re in the thick of a heated divorce case, emotions will be running high. This can make it nearly impossible to reach an outcome that benefits both parties equally. If you have a higher income or many complex assets, such as a business, these may be labelled as community property and split 50/50 against your wishes.
Here are a few of the ways a well-written marital agreement can help you during a divorce:
- Defining separate property ahead of time. Even if you started a business or investment fund long before your marriage, using shared funds to cover the costs can make it community property later on. With a strong prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, however, you can better protect your most prized assets from an ex-spouse’s claims.
- Listing a waiver of spousal support. In Nevada, you or your spouse can pre-emptively waive any rights to spousal support, also known as alimony payments.
- Shortening any child custody battles. Although the court will always consider a child’s needs first in custody cases, a premarital agreement gives you the chance to decide custody arrangements in a more rational state of mind. As long as you update your agreement regularly, including these terms can help you bypass painful and costly legal battles.
- Giving you peace of mind. Contrary to popular belief, couples who enter marital agreements often feel more secure about their future, not less. Knowing that you’re prepared for any outcome gives you a huge psychological boost during your marriage.
When you need help drafting a marital agreement, turn to Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. We have the skills and experience to create contracts that set you up for future success. Call (775) 210-8178 today!
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