Drafting Secure Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial (before marriage) agreements and postnuptial (after marriage) agreements play a greater role today than ever before. Many individuals are choosing to marry later in life, and they often bring significant assets into the marriage that they have accumulated through years of hard work. A prenuptial agreement is vital to safeguarding their financial interests from the uncertainties of the future.
The Buhrer Law Firm is a Louisiana practice dedicated to offering strategic legal guidance to clients in Metairie and throughout the area. With more than 30 years of experience, founding attorney R. Scott Buhrer understands the significant impact that such agreements can have. They can potentially affect a host of family law matters if the relationship should end by divorce, death or separation. Such matters can include:
- The division of assets and debts
- Alimony payments
- Responsibility for expenses
Note: a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement cannot address child custody or child support.
Contesting Or Defending An Agreement
Under Louisiana law, the validity and enforceability of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can be challenged. The document may be unenforceable for a number of different reasons, which is why it is important to have the agreement drafted by a legal professional like Mr. Buhrer.
Here are a few common mistakes that may invalidate an agreement:
- It wasn’t properly signed, witnessed and notarized.
- One spouse was forced or coerced into signing.
- One spouse failed to fully disclose his or her assets and debts to the other.
- One spouse was mentally ill, intoxicated, underage or otherwise incapable of making such a decision.
Protect Your Finances And Your Future Today
If you desire to draft a legally enforceable agreement, contest an agreement or defend the validity of an existing agreement, the Buhrer Law Firm has the skill and knowledge you seek.
To arrange an initial consultation with our lawyer, please call our Jefferson Parish office at 504-541-6997 or 800-636-0784. Alternately, you can contact us online.