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Postnuptial Agreements

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A postnuptial agreement is a written contract executed by a married couple after they have entered into marriage. The postnuptial agreement is designed to settle the couple's affairs and assets in the event of a divorce or death. A postnuptial agreement functions the same as a prenuptial agreement; however, unlike a premarital agreement, the postnuptial agreement is drafted after the marriage has taken place. Much like a prenuptial agreement, the terms of the postnuptial agreement can vary widely, but such marital agreements commonly contain provisions for the division of property and alimony in the event of death or divorce.

At Law Office of Steve Cedillos, I represent existing spouses who wish to enter into a postnuptial agreement with their spouse so they can clearly outline the rights of both spouses and the rights of any heirs in the event the marriage ends as the consequence of death or divorce. Additionally, a postnuptial agreement can provide for the immediate transfer of assets between spouses, to their children, or to a trust and frequently in conjunction with the establishment of an estate plan.

For help creating a postnuptial agreement from an experienced Honolulu family law attorney, call (808) 201-0496.

Benefits of a Postnuptial Agreement

There are many benefits to entering into a postnuptial agreement, especially if you:

  • Own property
  • Have children from a prior marriage
  • If your finances otherwise warrant such an agreement

Without a prenuptial agreement in force, should your marriage come to a divorce, your property will be subject the laws of equitable distribution under the state's laws. This means that if you and your spouse cannot agree on dividing your property, then the court will make this decision for you and it may not be in a manner that you would have wanted.

To obtain more information about postnuptial agreements in Hawaii, please contact me at my firm to schedule a consultation. I have been in practice as a Honolulu family attorney for more than two decades, so you can rest assured that I am well-equipped to handle your post-nup.

Contact a Honolulu Family Lawyer

As a Honolulu family law attorney, I have personally handled prenuptial and postnuptial agreements over the course of my career. Due to the nature of my work, I am highly involved with the planning process in order to establish the property rights of my clients prior to marriage through a prenuptial agreement and during marriage through a postnuptial agreement.

It is surprising how many high-net-worth couples do not properly address these types of issues, and as a family law attorney, I have observed the enormous benefits of integrating my clients' estate planning into marital agreements so that my clients can be sure that their rights are protected in the present and in the future.

Call (808) 201-0496 to schedule a consultation at the Law Office of Steve Cedillos today.

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