Prenuptial agreements (often simply referred to as “pre-nups”) are often recommended for couples who anticipate marrying one another and who have valuable assets – like a business – the value of which they wish to preserve in the event the marriage fails. A properly executed prenuptial agreement can provide clarity and certainty for spouses by indicating how the soon-to-be spouses will divide their assets and other property in the event of a divorce or death of one spouses during the marriage.
When determining whether a prenuptial or premarital agreement is appropriate (and when looking for an attorney to draft such an agreement), individuals may be tempted to visit an attorney with whom they have a preexisting relationship, such as the attorney who handled their teen’s traffic ticket or the estate planning lawyer who drafted their parents’ will, or the business attorney who helped form your LLC. This may be a mistake, however: There are distinct advantages to having a knowledgeable North Dakota family law attorney review your situation and prepare a prenuptial agreement, if necessary:
How a North Dakota Family Law Firm Can Assist You
If you have valuable assets and/or a business or income property, visit with the knowledgeable North Dakota family law firm of O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss before you marry to determine if a prenuptial agreement makes sense for you and your soon-to-be spouse. Attorney Tracy Lyson is experienced in drafting these agreements so as to be enforceable and accepted in court, and the firm is willing to and skilled in defending the validity of agreements it crafts in court if necessary. Call (701) 235-8000 or (877) 235-8002 to enlist our prenuptial drafting and defense services today.