What are prenuptial agreements used for?
Making agreements about how property should be divided after marriage can help you avoid expensive and confrontational divorce litigation. You can enter your commitment fully informed up front of what each other’s financial expectations will be going into the marriage or relationship.
What happens if you don't have a prenuptial agreement?
In the absence of a specific contract, the courts will use Washington law to address all issues involved in a divorce. However, in many cases a couple can greatly benefit from pre-nuptial, post nuptial, or co-habitation agreements.
Goldberg Jones have assisted many clients in reviewing, negotiating, drafting, enforcing, and challenging pre and post nuptial co-habitation agreements. At Goldberg Jones we recognize that the most important consideration in hiring your attorney and drafting your agreement is ensuring the contract is written well enough to be enforced by the courts if/when the time comes. We are aware of the factors a court considers regarding enforcement and keep abreast of new developments in this area of law.
We've had the pleasure of answering some great prenup/postnup questions on our Danny Bonaduce Life Coach radio series, take a listen: