Every year there are thousands of couples who tie the knot in the United States. This means that the number of families and couples who will experience disputes and other legal problems will increase. With any family legal matter, there will be questions and concerns about the laws in their state. Whether they are dealing with the issue of child custody and support or divorce and alimony, it is normal for couples to want to know what they can and cannot do when addressing certain matters.
When a couple is entering a marital agreement, whether it's a prenuptial agreement or a postnuptial agreement, they may not understand all the details of that agreement. For example, some people may know what a prenuptial agreement may include and when it should be signed, but they may not be aware of what a postnuptial agreement encompasses. Knowing this difference can help you decide if either one would be a good fit. An attorney can help you decide what is best for you.
If a couple fails to hire an attorney to assist with their marital agreement, they are risking a number of things. One consideration is ensuring that the document is valid, and will hold up in court should a divorce occur later down the line. No one wants to go through the process of drafting a prenuptial agreement and signing it, only to later find out that it is not valid and their spouse has access to their property and assets. By simply hiring an attorney, this can be avoided, and couples can walk away from their marriage without having disputes over property division, alimony and other divorce legal matters.
Anyone who is considering a marital agreement of any kind will likely want to speak to an attorney. State laws are not always clearly stated, and this can lead to confusion and uncertainty about what the marital agreement entails. An attorney at the Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers may be able to assist you with your family legal matters and clear up any confusion.