Postnuptial Agreements

Pittsburgh Postnuptial Agreement Lawyer

Crafting Comprehensive Postnuptial Agreements in Pennsylvania   

At Schmidt Bresnahan Law Group, LLC, we recognize the importance of addressing these matters clearly and legally soundly. One avenue that couples often explore to safeguard their interests is through postnuptial agreements. In this guide, we shed light on the significance and benefits of postnuptial agreements, providing insights into what they cover and why they are a valuable tool for couples in Pittsburgh.

Call Schmidt Bresnahan Law Group, LLC today at (412) 693-6681 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our postnuptial agreement attorney in Pittsburgh! 

Understanding Postnuptial Agreements in PA

Postnuptial agreements are contracts married couples create with the help of an attorney to determine how to divide assets and property and address issues such as child support and spousal support in the event of a separation or divorce. Unlike prenuptial agreements, executed before marriage, postnuptial agreements offer couples the chance to address these matters after entering the marital union.

Schmidt Bresnahan Law Group, LLC recognizes that every marriage is unique, and circumstances may change over time. A postnuptial agreement allows couples to proactively address financial concerns and potential areas of dispute, providing certainty and protection for both parties.

Key Advantages of Postnuptial Agreements

  • Clarity and Transparency: Postnuptial agreements serve as a tool for establishing clarity and transparency within a marriage. By openly discussing and documenting financial expectations and responsibilities, couples can avoid misunderstandings and potential conflicts in the future. This transparency contributes to a healthier marital relationship.
  • Asset Protection: Protecting assets is a crucial consideration for many couples. A postnuptial agreement allows spouses to clearly define how assets will be divided during a divorce or separation. This can include real estate, investments, businesses, and other valuable possessions. By addressing these matters proactively, couples can avoid the uncertainty and potential disputes arising during divorce proceedings.
  • Financial Planning: Couples often use postnuptial agreements as a financial planning tool. This includes outlining spousal support, alimony, and other financial arrangements. Such agreements can help both parties feel more secure about their financial future, fostering a sense of stability within the marriage.

What Is Included in a Postnuptial Agreement?

What is included in a postnuptial agreement varies by state. Some of the provisions typically included in a postnuptial agreement include:

  • How marital debts will be divided after a divorce
  • How property and other assets will be divided after a divorce
  • Whether one spouse will pay spousal support and the duration of the support payments
  • How assets, property, and debts will be handled if one spouse dies during the marriage

Creating an Enforceable Postnuptial Agreement

To be valid and enforceable, postnuptial agreements must meet the following guidelines:

  • The document must be in writing and notarized
  • The document must be signed voluntarily and intentionally by both parties
  • Both parties must make a full and fair disclosure of all their assets, debts, property, and income
  • The agreement cannot be excessive or one-sided
  • The agreement must meet the legal requirements of the state you live in

Protect Your Rights With a Cohabitation Agreement

Unmarried couples who live together often do not know where to turn to protect their rights if the relationship breaks down. Our attorneys have the experience and skills to protect your interests if your relationship ends.

Cohabitation agreements are an option for unmarried couples in the event one partner dies, or the couple decides to end the relationship.

Contact Our Pittsburgh Postnuptial Agreement Attorney Today

Postnuptial agreements are a valuable tool for couples seeking to address financial matters and protect their interests within a marriage. At Schmidt Bresnahan Law Group, LLC, we understand the importance of approaching these discussions with sensitivity and expertise. Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal guidance to couples in Pittsburgh, ensuring that their postnuptial agreements are tailored to their unique needs and circumstances. For a confidential consultation, contact Schmidt Bresnahan Law Group, LLC, your trusted partner in navigating the legal aspects of marriage. 

Contact Schmidt Bresnahan Law Group, LLC today to schedule a meeting with our postnuptial agreement lawyer in Pittsburgh!

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