Premarital Agreements

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A premarital (or prenuptial) agreement is a contract between two individuals who plan to marry.  Typically couples use a premarital agreement to decide in advance the division of their assets and debts in the event of a divorce.  The terms of premarital agreements are flexible and can be tailored to your unique circumstances. 

These agreements can also be a useful part of your estate planning, especially for spouses in second marriages who wish to protect their children from prior marriages.  With a properly drafted premarital agreement subsequent spouses can waive rights he or she may otherwise have to a deceased spouse's estate, giving you greater control over your estate planning.

Premarital agreements can be a cost-effective planning tool and means of asset protection, particularly for high net worth individuals, business owners and those entering second marriages.  Lemieux Law is experienced in guiding individuals through the complex process of negotiating and drafting fair agreements before marriage and in litigating the enforceability of prenuptial agreements if the marriage is dissolved.

Contact Lemieux Law for more information on premarital agreement representation or to schedule an appointment.

In addition to full service representation in the negotiation and drafting of premarital agreements, Lemieux Law provides limited representation/self-help assistance to clients who want a consultation to become educated about the issues they may face or who want to represent themselves but need some help with particular tasks.  For more information on these services, visit Self-Help Assistance.