Whether you have been married for one month, one year or 20 years, it is possible to establish a postnuptial agreement. While some people may think of a postnuptial agreement as a precursor to divorce, the truth is that a postnuptial agreement can help you and your spouse plan for several different types of events. The agreement does outline property division and other issues during divorce, but it can also help you plan for one spouse’s death or incapacity.
The Law Office of Angela C. Larkins, Attorney at Law, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, provides effective legal counsel to married couples throughout the course of their marriages. If you are newly married or if you have been married for decades, you may be curious about the benefits of a postnuptial agreement. Our attorney can talk to you about those benefits and guide you toward the decision of drafting such an agreement.
Why Do I Need a Postnuptial Agreement?
In Tennessee, property division during a divorce undergoes equitable distribution. This does not necessarily mean an equal division. A postnuptial agreement can ensure that in the event your marriage ends in divorce, you will have a say in how assets are distributed.
If you are in a second marriage, and particularly if you have minor or adult children from your first marriage, a postnuptial agreement can protect your children’s property rights if you die. This can ensure that your spouse and your children do not engage in a legal battle over your property.
Angela Larkins is a Chattanooga postnuptial agreement attorney as well as a certified divorce financial analyst. She has full command of the financial components of a postnuptial agreement. If you have an existing agreement that requires revision, or if you would like to discuss your options for drafting an agreement, do not hesitate to reach out to her for guidance.
Contact a Lawyer Who Can Establish an Effective Marital Agreement
Are you married and would like to learn more about a postnuptial agreement? Call 423-648-6622 or contact us online to arrange your initial consultation. We accept all major credit cards to make our assistance available to as many clients as possible.