Indiana Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Attorneys – We Help Clients Avoid Protracted Property Battles
As Indiana pre-nuptial and post-nuptial attorneys, we help clients protect their property interests in situations involving divorce, separation, and death, as well as spousal support rights. These agreements often prove useful for matters such as preserving inheritances in the event of divorce. Further, when couples are able to agree upon property division in the unfortunate event of a marital split well in advance of such an event, they both can benefit greatly by avoiding unnecessary legal expenses, discontent, and fighting over property division.
Indiana Pre-Nuptial Agreements
A pre-nuptial agreement (or ante nuptial agreement) functions as a contract between two people, and is executed in contemplation of marriage. The law governing these agreements is contained within the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act, which has been adopted by the State of Indiana. A valid pre-nuptial agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties. No consideration is required, and the agreement becomes effective upon marriage.
Pre-nuptial agreements allow the parties to plan for the disposition of certain assets and debts upon the occurrence of events such as separation, dissolution of the parties’ marriage, or death. Pre-nuptial agreements often cover issues such as the division of business assets, real and personal property, inherited property, retirement benefits, and certain debts. They can also address spousal maintenance.
A post-nuptial agreement is an agreement entered into after marriage. These agreements are generally interpreted in the same manner as pre-nuptial agreements and can provide many of the same protections and benefits that a pre-nuptial agreement can provide.
We can advise you regarding the terms and conditions that you might need or desire in a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement based on the specifics of your situation. We can also provide advice concerning the enforceability, or lack of enforceability, of such an agreement, in the event that it might be pertinent to your particular case.