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Prenuptial Agreements Attorneys In Chicago

The concept of a prenuptial agreement can have some negative connotations. Some mistakenly believe that by establishing a prenuptial agreement with your future spouse you are establishing the inevitability of a divorce. Some believe that the person requesting the prenup does not trust his or her future spouse. Whether you, your future spouse or both of you have questions and concerns regarding a prenuptial agreement, our law firm can assist you.

Prenuptial agreements are used for any number of reasons and not because you don’t trust your partner or think that things aren’t going to work out. Maybe you have children from a prior marriage and you want to protect their right to inherit. Maybe there are family businesses that need to be identified and protected. Or, maybe, you have worked very hard and created a healthy estate for yourself and you want to control the outcome of any divorce.

Understanding The Need For A Prenuptial Agreement

We can help you understand the actualities of a prenuptial agreement rather than the misconceptions.

  • Are you seeking to create a legal foundation for your marriage with a prenuptial agreement?
  • Are you divorcing and depending on your prenuptial agreement to protect your rights and investments? Are you ending your marriage without a “prenup” and wishing you had one?
  • Are you intent on challenging the prenuptial agreement that began your marriage? Are you determined that your goals for your divorce be stated in a postnuptial agreement?

For expert drafting and review of your Chicago, Cook County or Illinois marital agreements, speak to our attorneys of O'Connor Family Law, P.C.

When drafting a prenuptial agreement, we can ensure that the document is established in a manner that will be upheld in a court of law. When reviewing a prenuptial agreement, we can look at the various nuances and how those can affect you in the future. A prenuptial agreement may never come into play. However, it needs to be treated like it will.

Ms. O'Connor and Ms. Anixter bring more than 26 years of combined experience to family law and divorce. We know marriage and divorce inside and out — from drafting of premarital agreements to the final divorce decree.

A prenuptial agreement starts your marriage on the right foot, legally and financially, as a contract that both of you must abide by. A postnuptial agreement provides the foundation for the end of your marriage and can save time, money, energy and emotion in discussions that finalize ownership of assets and property.

Are you wondering what type of person needs a prenuptial agreement? In our experience, we have found that people entering into second (or subsequent) marriages can obtain peace of mind from prenuptial agreements. Similarly, those with significant assets, property and wealth as well as those who have children from previous marriages can benefit. If you have any questions about the viability and fit of a prenup in your life, we are happy to speak with you about your rights and options.

Protect Your Future With A Solid Agreement

Too much is at stake in a marriage and divorce to leave vital considerations to guesswork. Our law firm provides documentation that leaves nothing to chance. Whether drafting an initial document or reviewing an agreement, we can ensure that your rights are protected and that nothing is left unnoticed.

To schedule a consultation, call 312-445-0577 or send us an email.