1776 S. Naperville Road
Building B, Suite 202
Wheaton, IL 60189
630-462-9500630-462-9500
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Wheaton Family Law Attorney
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Wheaton Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements Attorneys

Experienced Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements Lawyers Serving DuPage County

When it comes to planning for a marriage, it is often wise to expect the best but plan for the worst. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements allow couples to do just that. These legal documents spell out what will happen to a couple’s marital assets should their marriage end in divorce (or death). At The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys are skilled in negotiating and drafting durable prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that reflect our clients’ wishes and serve our clients’ interests.

Drafting Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements in DuPage County

Many people are reluctant to discuss prenuptial, or premarital, agreements with their significant others because they do not wish to consider the possible end to their relationship. Having an agreement in place, however, can provide the peace of mind that should there be an unexpected end in the future, that end does not have to include a contentious battle over finances.

No one can predict with complete certainty what the future holds, and so most couples could benefit in some way from having a prenuptial agreement. For some couples, however, it is exceedingly wise to have such a legal agreement in place. They include:

  • Individuals with significant premarital assets – If one or both parties has assets going into the marriage, or contemplate assetys they may acquire during the marriage, it is prudent to specify how those assets will be handled when the marriage ends.
  • Couples with significantly different net worth – When one party is worth significantly more than the other, a premarital agreement can help provide assurance that the marriage is not financially motivated.
  • Individuals with business interests – If one or both parties own a business or a share of a business, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is important to prevent those business interests from being divided in the divorce, which could negatively impact the business.
  • Parents with children from a previous relationship – Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can define and protect the inheritance of children from previous relationships.

Postnuptial agreements are just like prenuptial agreements, except that they are executed after the marriage has taken place. All of the same issues can be addressed including division of marital property and alimony/maintenance among others. Postnuptial agreements are used by many couples at different stages of a marriage including those who are legal separated but looking to repair their marriage free of the stress of future divorce disputes.

To learn more about how a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can benefit you, contact us at 630-462-9500630-462-9500 to schedule a consultation. We will discuss your legal options and how we can help protect your financial interests in the event of a divorce. Our firm is located in Wheaton, and we work with clients throughout Northern Illinois including DuPage County and the surrounding areas.

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  • DCBA Law Firm of the Year
    DCBA Law Firm of the Year 2011, 2013
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