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Macomb County Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys

Macomb County Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys

Nobody gets married with the intent of eventually getting a divorce. Unfortunately, the fact is that break ups do happen. Financial matters are often an issue, both in the collapse of the marriage and in ensuing divorce proceedings. At Iafrate & Salassa, P.C. our Macomb County prenuptial agreement attorneys can guide you in the steps needed to create a legal document that provides important protections for both you and your spouse, while defending your rights in cases in which an agreement may have been entered into on a fraudulent or unfair basis.

Issues to Address in a Michigan Prenuptial Agreement

According to statistics from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, close to 5,000 people got married in Macomb County during 2016. At the same time, nearly half that number ended up seeking a divorce. One of the common contributing factors in the breakup of many marriages is disagreements over financial issues.

At Iafrate & Salassa, P.C. our Michigan prenuptial agreement attorneys know that discussing and clarifying these matters beforehand can help to ensure that you and your spouse are on the same page, while clarifying areas that need to be addressed. Common issues to discuss when creating a prenuptial agreement include:

  • The manner of living you desire during your marriage;
  • Whether both of you will continue to work, both now and once children enter the picture;
  • Your plans regarding purchases of homes and other properties;
  • How financial assets, such as investments and savings or retirement accounts, will be handled;
  • Disclosure of the current assets and debts you each are bringing into the marriage;
  • How you will handle future inheritances you receive and your own estate plans.

Bear in mind that while premarital agreements address issues related to marital property division and spousal support in the event of a divorce, under Michigan divorce statutes they do not apply or impact your rights regarding child custody or support.  

How Our Michigan Prenuptial Attorneys can Assist You

In addition to advising you in creating a prenuptial agreement, Iafrate & Salassa, P.C. can also help to defend your rights pertaining to them in the event of a divorce. While these are legally binding documents, a prenuptial agreement can be declared invalid in the following circumstances:

  • If it was entered into under force or coercion;
  • If it did not provide full disclosure of each party’s assets and debts;
  • If it is unduly unfair to one of the spouses.

If you have questions about creating a prenup or how it may be enforced, reach out and contact our Macomb County prenuptial agreement attorneys and request a free consultation in our office today.

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