Effective Use Of Marital Agreements

In a Wisconsin divorce, all assets and debts acquired during a marriage are subject to being divided between the parties. By creating a prenuptial or postnuptial property agreement, you can designate property to be set aside from the division, property for each individual.

I am family lawyer Donald Fraker. From my Mequon law office I help Wisconsin couples protect their individual rights by developing fair prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

I invite you to give me a call today to discuss your particular situation. I serve clients in the Milwaukee area and across Southeastern Wisconsin.

When Does A Prenup Or A Postnup Make Sense?

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements primarily are designed to deal with two potential events: divorce and death. Your agreement will allow you to have a say in what happens in the case of either event. Different people find prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to be useful for various reasons, including:

  • Second marriage: Protect the property rights of your children from the first marriage
  • Protect a new spouse from debts you may have

In order to create an agreement tailored to your needs, both parties must provide full disclosure of their assets and debts.

A reasonable amount of time must be provided for the signer to consent to a prenuptial agreement and to be reviewed by an attorney if desired. For instance, presenting a contract at the rehearsal dinner may be too late.

Match Your Agreement To Your Needs

In most cases, prenuptial agreements create all-encompassing plans. However, they can also be designed to deal with specific issues. They do not have to be comprehensive. Prenuptial agreements are designed to last the length of the marriage, but you could add a sunset clause, so that if you have been married for so many years, the agreement is terminated.

As your attorney, it is my job to listen to your concerns, so I can help you protect what is most important to you. I will also make sure you keep the process civil and fair, so you can protect your marriage and your finances.

Contact An Experienced Lawyer Today

Whether you are concerned with asset protection or you want to make sure you do not become liable for any debt, a prenuptial agreement can protect your current financial status. Located off I-43 in Mequon, my office is easily accessible to clients across Southeast Wisconsin. I am happy to discuss your options in a face-to-face meeting. Contact me today for a free initial consultation.