Indiana Matrimonial Lawyer Darryn Duchon - Prenuptial Agreements
Indianapolis prenuptial lawyer Darryn Duchon advises persons thinking of marriage about the prudency and function of prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, and reconciliation agreements. For further information about financial planning before marriage, contact family law attorney Darryn Duchon in Indianapolis.
Prenuptial agreements, sometimes called premarital agreements or antenuptial agreements, can be suitable for persons looking forward to a second marriage, with children from a prior relationship, or with substantially unequal assets or income. Indiana law provides that premarital contracts cannot address child support or custody issues that might arise in the contemplated marriage, but allows for the parties to plan for the division of marital assets, the characterization of assets as separate property, the waiver or disposition of spousal support rights, protection of family business assets, inheritance rights, and other stipulations that come into effect in the event of divorce or death.
Postnuptial agreements operate much the same as prenuptial agreements, but are executed by the spouses after marriage. There are many reasons why a postnuptial agreement might be desirable for a married couple - the spouses might prefer to maintain separate finances, one spouse might stand to receive a substantial gift or inheritance, or one spouse's professional circumstances might lead to a reconsideration of retirement benefits, business properties, or other assets. In order to be enforceable, a postnuptial agreement must have adequate consideration.
Reconciliation agreements are negotiated by spouses who have begun a divorce case, but decide to reconcile. Although subject to Family Court approval, reconciliation agreements will address the same marital property and maintenance issues as prenuptial and postmarital contracts.
Indianapolis divorce lawyer Darryn Duchon can advise you as in all aspects of private marital property agreements and can draft the documentation that will meet your objectives. For additional information, contact Indiana family law attorney Darryn Duchon in Indianapolis. Evening and Saturday Hours Available.