Trusted North Carolina Attorney Assists with Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
Experienced lawyer drafts and enforces marital agreements in the Sanford area
Many couples choose to create prenuptial, or premarital, agreements before they wed or postnuptial agreements after they've tied the knot. Working out the terms of a potential settlement in advance — especially if your joint and separate assets are complex and/or vast — allows you and your significant other to decide how you wish your assets and debts to be divided in the event of a divorce or legal separation. At the Law Office of John M. Holmes, Jr., I work with couples throughout North Carolina to create fair and enforceable legal agreements that protect their interests.
Thorough North Carolina counselor advises clients on protecting their assets
Even though you are working on your agreement as a couple, it is important that each of you has his or her own family law attorney to represent you and your interests while protecting your rights. You will also want to make sure that your agreement is drafted correctly in the event that you do get divorced or become legally separated.
These agreements specifically address matters that may include:
- Who gets what assets in the event that you decide to end your legal union
- How finances and assets will be handled during the marriage
- Spousal support terms
- Any business ownership issues
- What to do with your estate in the event that one of you dies
- The handling of gifts, inheritances or trusts
- Benefits and disability and insurance coverage
A prenup or postnup can also specify how different circumstances in the marriage may result in different outcomes during a divorce. For example, an infidelity clause may state that a partner who cheats forgoes his or her right to alimony.
Skilled attorney handles challenges to prenups and postnups
Premarital and postnuptial agreements are legal contracts that are enforceable by law and can prove challenging to contest later. In the event that you signed an agreement and now wish to challenge it, I can advise you on your options and likelihood of success.
You may have valid grounds for challenging the agreement if any of the following occurred:
- Your spouse did not disclose all of his or her assets or debts
- You were unfairly pressured into signing the agreement
- You were deceived into signing the contract
If necessary, I can litigate your matter in court. My firm also represents clients who wish to enforce the terms of their prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that a soon-to-be ex wants to contest.
Contact a respected North Carolina family law attorney for help with marital agreements
At the Law Office of John M. Holmes, Jr., I assist clients throughout North Carolina with drafting, reviewing and enforcing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to protect their interests. Call me at 919-897-2423 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Sanford office.