Property agreements (post- and prenuptial) can be very useful tools in situations where one or both spouses have separate property that they wish to protect in the event that the marriage ends in divorce. They can also be used to document an alimony or support agreement, and preserve specific assets for children from a previous marriage or relationship.
If you are engaged and have concerns over protecting or preserving your separate property, you should speak to an experienced Washington family lawyer as soon as possible.
The Vancouver prenuptial agreement attorneys at the law firm of Spencer & Sundstrom has handled countless prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for our clients over the years. We have extensive experience with negotiating, drafting, reviewing and litigating all aspects of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
The language used in these agreements is very important, and can be open to interpretation if a divorce ever happens. When you hire our firm, we will take the time to understand your goals and learn exactly what you want the agreement to do for you. We will draft an agreement that provides the best protection possible with the aim of minimizing disputes should a divorce ever come about.
There are a number of conditions that must be met in order for a postnuptial or prenuptial agreement to be valid under the law. These include giving your fiancé or fiancée sufficient time to review the agreement prior to the wedding and clearly identify the protected assets. If the agreement was signed under duress or there was any misrepresentation in the terms, the agreement can be declared invalid.
Contact our office today to talk to one of our attorneys about your pre- or postnuptial agreement questions. We will inform you of all the legal requirements associated with these matters and explain your options for protecting your interests. You can reach us by phone at 360-356-1710 or via e-mail. For your convenience, we accept Visa and MasterCard.