Recent years have seen a growth in the number of people choosing to create prenuptial agreements prior to their marriages. In addition to protecting the assets and the rights of the parties to the marriage, prenuptial agreements can also be used to define the terms of the marriage and set expectations regarding the disposition of property and other issues.
At Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., we have experience in matters involving prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, including:
A prenuptial agreement, postnuptial agreement, or domestic partnership agreement can remove many areas of potential conflict from the relationship. It can serve the same function as an old-fashioned marriage contract, and provide peace of mind for both parties over the course of the marriage or relationship.
Under Illinois law, there are many potential pitfalls in drafting such agreements, any one of which can defeat the purpose of the agreement and open it up to the uncertainties of the legal system. The attorneys at Wolfe & Stec, Ltd. understand the many issues that affect the validity of a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement. We carefully draft such agreements and can provide advice at anytime during the course of the relationship about the meaning or effect of the language contained in them.
A prenup or postnup should not be seen as an obstacle or as something negative in a relationship. Rather, it can serve a positive role in communicating expectations and helping the parties avoid simple mistakes that can prove costly.
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