Prenuptial Agreements, Premarital Agreements, a.k.a., "Prenups"
For a variety of reasons, couples sometimes decide that they should enter into an agreement that spells out their respective rights in the event their relationship ends.
A premarital agreement allows couples to address the division of property in the event of a divorce. Such an agreement can also address inheritances, gifts, income, attorney fees, and, with limited exceptions, spousal support. Unmarried couples may also choose to address these issues through a Cohabitation Agreement.
Every relationship is unique. Sometimes, the fact that one partner even raises the idea of a Premarital or Cohabitation Agreement is unsettling to the other partner. Most often, however, once each partner understands the benefits that a Premarital or Cohabitation Agreement can provide in the event the relationship ends, and the wide range of options that are available in drafting such an agreement, the parties come to a mutually satisfactory agreement.
If you are considering entering into a Premarital or Cohabitation Agreement, Zimmer, Bond, Fay & Overlund will work with you to draft an agreement that meets the needs of your situation.