Postnuptial (or post marital) agreements are contracts entered into after marriage but before divorce. Many people enter into a postnuptial agreement after a major financial change or a conflict in the marriage; just as with a prenuptial agreement, it can protect one’s finances, property and other assets in the event of a divorce.
Before considering a postnuptial agreement it is highly recommended that you contact a family law attorney with domestic violence expertise, who can advise you on how these agreements are created and enforced in your state. Each spouse should retain a separate family law attorney with experience in drafting postnuptial agreements, to best protect their individual needs and interests.
The laws that enforce and validate postnuptial or post marital agreements are not very well developed, but in general the standards are similar to those of prenuptial agreements. Again, it is expected that both parties will fully and honestly disclose their assets and that the agreement will not be signed under duress.
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