Protecting Your Interests Through Premarital Agreements
A prenuptial agreement, also called a premarital agreement or a “prenup,” is a contract between you and your future spouse. Such agreements are becoming more common as many couples are marrying later in life, have substantial assets, or are entering into second marriages. Creating a prenuptial agreement is no longer a sign that a couple believes their marriage will fail; rather, the agreement spells out your wishes in the event of the death, divorce, legal separation or annulment of your marriage.
Attorney Greg Mogel is a prenuptial agreement lawyer in Hartford with significant experience negotiating, drafting and reviewing premarital contracts for clients in Connecticut. At the Law Offices of Greg C. Mogel, LLC, we work hard to formulate prenuptial agreements to suit the specific needs of our clients, many of whom have been married before or have significant assets they wish to protect. We also represent clients who wish to challenge a prenuptial agreement in court. We understand the strict requirements for validity, and how to deal with agreements that do not meet the requirements.
Why Seek a Prenuptial Agreement?
There are a variety of reasons why people in Hartford, West Hartford and the neighboring areas might wish to have a prenuptial agreement. The most basic reason is simply security – knowing what will happen upon death or divorce. Further, these pre-marriage contracts can make divorce a less difficult and expensive process, particularly regarding property division.
West Hartford lawyer Greg Mogel has drafted and reviewed prenuptial agreements for clients with a variety of goals such as:
- Avoiding misunderstandings about how certain assets should be divided in the event of divorce or death
- Protecting the future inheritance of children of a previous marriage
- Retaining control of a family business
- Determining what asset division and support rules are applied if there is a divorce
- Allocating family expenses and resources
The act of sitting down and negotiating a prenuptial agreement can itself have benefits. These negotiations require openness and honesty about finances. Talking about these issues freely with your future partner can eliminate sources of potential mistrust and thus strengthen your relationship.
Contact a West Hartford Prenup Lawyer Today
To discuss premarital or postnuptial agreements with attorney Greg Mogel, call 855-379-4435 or send him an email. His office is located in the heart of West Hartford Center, easily accessible to residents of Simsbury, Avon, Farmington and Glastonbury.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend and evening appointments are available, upon request. We accept credit cards.