Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

Do you need a premarital or postnuptial agreement? This is an important question to ask before or after you get married.

Our attorneys at Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC, in Charlotte, understand the family law system. In fact, we have a history of serving Charlotte for over 50 years. We have experience handling prenuptial and postnuptial agreements in North Carolina.

Prenuptial Or Premarital Agreements

Prenuptial or premarital agreements must follow the guidelines under the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act. Most prenups will address the following:

  • Rights and obligations of both parties, as long as they do not violate public policy or criminal laws
  • Each party's right to manage and control property, including buying and selling property
  • How property will be divided upon divorce or death
  • How spousal support will be modified or eliminated in the event of divorce

Prenuptial agreements can provide protection to both parties during marriage and in the event of divorce. This agreement needs to be accurate and enforceable to be effective so it is best to work with an experienced lawyer who knows how to draft a clear and correct agreement.

Postnuptial Agreements

Postnuptial agreements are created after you get married but before any separation. This is a legal, valid and binding legal document that documents how property and assets will be divided in the event of divorce. Postnuptial agreements can include various other types of stipulations that are enforceable as long as both parties agree, and the agreement is accurate and free of mistakes.

The Importance Of Having Your Own Representation

You need to have your own legal representation for either of these items. Our board-certified North Carolina Family Law specialists have the experience and knowledge to help you understand the specific issues you face and how to effectively resolve them.

Our law firm cares about protecting your best interests. We will only represent one party to ensure you receive the best legal advice possible.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements need to be acceptable to both parties. This means both parties must agree to the terms stated in the legal document for it to be valid. Failing to have the other party agree to the terms or having one party sign the agreement under duress or if one party was coerced into signing could result in your agreement being invalid and not enforceable.

Contact Our Law Firm

Our law firm can guide you through this entire process. To schedule a consultation, call us at 704-323-7833 or 877-851-1934, or contact us online.