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There is a stigma still attached to the prenuptial agreement – it doesn’t exactly scream “I love you!” to ask for one just after you pop the question. So what about a postnuptial agreement? Some call it an agreement in anticipation of divorce, some have used it to save troubled marriages, and some find that coming to a legal agreement post nuptials is less stressful on the new couple.

While their popularity has been increasing in recent years, postnuptial agreements are much less common than prenuptial ones. The basic idea is the same: these agreements are designed to protect each spouse’s assets in the case of divorce or death, but signing one does not mean that you expect your marriage to end in divorce; in fact sometimes a postnuptial agreement can help you get through a rough patch and avoid separation.

Here are some examples where a postnuptial agreement can make a marriage stronger:

Revising a prenup: Many couples who choose to sign a postnup already have a prenup in place but need to make changes due to a significant change in finances. These changes can occur several times as the marriage progresses and financial circumstances continue to shift.

Protecting a business: Most business owners should consider a postnup since a divorce could seriously threaten the financial health of the business as well as adversely affect outside partners and investors.

Resolving fights about finances: In many marriages, fights about finances cause the greatest strain on the relationship. Having a mutual financial agreement in place can help alleviate fiscal considerations and burdens and in turn strengthen the marriage.

Adultery: Some couples use postnuptial agreements as resources to help manage a straying husband or wife. While the question of whether this will help resolve the issue remains open and is specific to the couple, it has helped people feel more in control of the situation.

If you are thinking about entering a postnuptial agreement with your spouse, understand that the process is not as simple as putting pen to paper and deciding who gets what in the event of a divorce. In Georgia, for this agreement to be legally sound and enforceable, both parties should have individual legal representation and must provide full disclosure of their financial situation (no secret bank accounts!) and the contract should be reasonably fair to both parties.

In any case, you should discuss the possibility of a postnuptial agreement openly with your spouse since they may feel that it would be a good idea as well. As the stigma of these agreements fades, more and more people are realizing that they can be beneficial to your relationship and thus result in a longer-lasting, healthier marriage. As the old adage says, plan for the worst, hope for the best.

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Our Georgia attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette and Clayton.

Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Estates, Trusts, Wills Probate, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Business Law. We have offices conveniently located at:

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Alpharetta, GA 30022
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