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Lawyers in Geneva for Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

When you are preparing to get married, you have plenty to worry about, and the possibility of divorce or premature death is probably the last thing you want to consider. Such considerations are often uncomfortable to think about, let alone discuss with your soon-to-be spouse, but creating a reasonable and enforceable prenuptial agreement can help you prevent a bitter, drawn-out legal dispute if the unexpected happens. If you and your spouse have already begun their marriage but are now looking ahead toward the future, a postnuptial agreement could be helpful as well.

Emily Rapp at McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C. in Geneva, Illinois, has helped couples throughout the region obtain security and peace of mind through pre- and postnuptial agreements. We are prepared to work with you in making decisions related to property division, spousal support, insurance considerations, and other concerns in advance to avoid problems down the road.

When to Use a Prenuptial Agreement

Over the last few decades, the average age of an individual getting married for the first time has increased significantly. In effect, this means that people are going into their first marriage after having more time to accumulate assets and debts when compared to previous generations. Additionally, more people are getting married for the second, third, and fourth time as well. These trends, combined with an overall better awareness of property rights, have contributed to a marked interest in premarital agreements.

Some couples might have little need for prenuptial agreements, but you and your spouse may wish to consider one if:

  • You and/or your spouse own high-value assets, including a business or real estate interests.
  • You and your spouse have dramatically different income levels or earning ability.
  • You and/or your spouse have children from a previous marriage or relationship.
  • You and/or your spouse have specific property or debts that you would like to designate as non-marital property.

Emily Rapp at McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C. has years of experience working with couples on developing effective and legally sound prenuptial agreements. We are well-versed in all of the applicable laws, and our team will ensure that your agreement will stand up to any challenges that may arise in the future.

St. Charles Attorneys for Postnuptial Agreements

While they are not utilized as often as prenuptial agreements are, postnuptial agreements can also be valuable tools in protecting the property rights of both spouses. As the name implies, a postnuptial agreement can be signed at any point during the marriage. Postnuptial agreements are similar to prenuptial agreements in that both agreements can address important financial concerns, including how marital assets will be divided, as well as considerations such as life insurance, the inheritance rights of your children, and much more.

For some couples, a postnuptial agreement may be used to amend and update a previously signed prenuptial agreement. A postnuptial agreement could also be utilized by a couple looking to restart their marriage after a legal separation or informal time apart. Our attorneys can help you determine how a postnuptial agreement might benefit your unique situation.

Get the Help You Need Today

Emily Rapp at McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C. believes that the process of developing a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can help you and your partner set a precedent of open and honest communication. To learn more about marital agreements, or to get started on yours, contact our office. Call 630-402-0185 for a free consultation with a member of our team today. We serve clients in Geneva, St. Charles, Elburn, Elgin, Batavia, Naperville, Wheaton, DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County, and the surrounding communities.

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