Massachusetts Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys

Dedicated Divorce and Family Law Attorneys throughout Massachusetts

Before you get married, know your options.  Consider protecting your assets.  Speak with our team at Karpenski & Schmelkin to find out if a prenuptial agreement is right for you.

A prenuptial (or antenuptial) agreement is a written contract between a couple who are planning to be married.  A prenuptial agreement is useful because, properly written and executed, can predetermine asset division in the event of divorce.  A prenuptial agreement can also predetermine whether either spouse will receive support if the marriage ends in divorce, how debts will be divided, insurance issues and how children from prior relationships will be treated.

In order to be enforceable, a prenuptial agreement must be fair and reasonable at the time the couple sign the agreement and fair and reasonable at the time of their divorce. For couples this means that the agreement was entered into freely and voluntarily, they believe it to be fair and reasonable at the time of signing the agreement, there was full financial disclosure by each, there was an adequate amount of time between the date the couple signed the agreement and the wedding date, each had an opportunity to consult with an attorney of their choice, and neither party is walking away from the marriage essentially stripped of all rights and without sufficient means to support themselves.

You need a law firm that has experience handling family law issues, one that has your best interests at the forefront and treats you as an individual. The team at Karpenski & Schmelkin has years of experience in family law.

Contact Karpenski & Schmelkin to schedule a consultation for answers any questions you may have about prenuptial agreements.