Honolulu Postnuptial Agreement Lawyer
Helping Married Couples Draft Postnuptial Agreements in Hawaii
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.
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.
Protect Your Assets with a Postnuptial Agreement
Marriage is a beautiful union, but it's also a legal contract. A postnuptial agreement can provide peace of mind by clearly outlining the division of assets and responsibilities in the event of a divorce or separation. Our experienced Honolulu family lawyers can help you draft a comprehensive postnuptial agreement that protects your interests and ensures a fair resolution.
Benefits of a postnuptial agreement include:
- Asset protection: A postnuptial agreement can safeguard your pre-marital assets, inheritances, and business interests.
- Debt allocation: Clearly define how debts will be divided between spouses, preventing one party from being burdened with the other's financial obligations.
- Spousal support: Outline the terms of spousal support, including the amount and duration, to avoid disputes in the future.
- Child custody and support: Address important issues related to child custody, visitation rights, and child support to protect the best interests of your children.
- Peaceful resolution: By addressing potential conflicts and establishing clear guidelines, a postnuptial agreement can help maintain a harmonious relationship and minimize future disputes.
Don't leave your future to chance. Contact our Honolulu family lawyers today to discuss the benefits of a postnuptial agreement and how it can protect your assets and secure your peace of mind.
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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.
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