Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements are not just for the wealthy. At the Helsper, McCarty and RasmussenLaw Firm, our attorneys strongly recommend that all of our clients who are contemplating marriage or remarriage consider a prenuptial agreement. It is difficult to predict how marital assets and debts will be divided, as the standard is equitable distribution, not just a 50/50 property division.

A prenuptial agreement is a contract that allows a couple to predict and determine the division of marital assets and debts, as well as protect children from a previous marriage. A prenuptial agreement can also be established for a finite time to ensure the couple that the marriage is going to work. If you married without a prenuptial agreement, you have the option of utilizing a postnuptial agreement to establish the property and support obligations.

What are the Advantages of a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements provide many advantages for our clients:

  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are used as premarital asset prevention tools to protect accumulated personal and family assets for your children and beneficiaries.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements add certainty in the event of a divorce.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements avoid expensive litigation.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can be written with the addition of a Will or Trusts document.

Contact an Eastern South Dakota Estate Planning attorney at the Helsper, McCarty and Rasmussen Law Firm today.