Harrisburg Prenuptial Agreement Attorney
Dauphin County PA Ante Nuptial Contract Lawyer
It is becoming more and more common for couples, either before or during a marriage, to enter into a contract agreeing in advance how they would divide their assets and liabilities in the event of a divorce. Such agreements may also deal with other possible circumstances (for example separation), and may address other issues such as custody, care and responsibility of children or other obligations, support or alimony.
At Foreman & Caraciolo, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, we help you negotiate and draft marriage agreements that protect your interests. Contact family law attorneys today.
Prenuptial Agreements Prevent Future Problems
A properly drawn and executed prenuptial agreement will be enforceable with respect to division of property, spousal support, alimony, as well as other contractual issues. It may not be enforceable regarding child custody and child support issues; although there are provisions available to create enforceable contract provisions in the event a party does not follow otherwise unenforceable portions of a pre- or postnuptial agreement.
Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements do not fit everyone’s idea of a romantic relationship, but they are often good and very rational tools for couples in addressing important property and emotional issues, and can actually help in facilitating communications in a relationship. In a world where half of marriages end in divorce (a recent study set the figure at 55 percent), a rational and calm review and attempt to reduce to a written agreement the understanding of both parties about what will happen if problems do occur may be important.
Marriage itself is a contract. Cohabitation, even without marriage, often leads to joint or ambiguous ownership of property. It is certainly easier, and less emotionally difficult, to resolve how any future disputes will be resolved while partners are still on the best of terms, rather than in bad times.
Contact a Pennsylvania Family Law Attorney
FC Law has experience in guiding you in dealing with these kinds of issues and drawing up and explaining clear and enforceable prenuptial (sometimes referred to as ante-nuptial contract), postnuptial, cohabitation, domestic partnership and separation agreements.
Contact Foreman & Caraciolo, PC, to speak with knowledgeable lawyers regarding prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. We serve clients in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding communities such as Carlisle, Lebanon, Gettysburg and York.