PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS & POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
A marital agreement, specifically a prenup or postnuptial agreement, is a written contract that outlines what will happen in the event of a divorce. The purpose is to protect the marriage from the unforeseen circumstances in the future, which may cause the marriage to dissolve; it also provides you with the power to make important decisions, rather than leaving it up to divorce lawyers and detached judges.
A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can shield you from debt liability and determine how property will be distributed in the unfortunate event of a divorce. Tsang & Associates can help you negotiate a fair and binding prenup marital contract while explaining your rights for a flat fee. Our attorneys will assess your circumstances and assist you in preparing all the necessary paperwork for a premarital/postnuptial arrangement. Marriages are supposed to be a joyful and exciting moment of your life, and we are here to ensure that you receive the legal protection you need.
Please note, Tsang and Associates specialize in dual representation, divorce mediation, and uncontested marital settlement. We encourage you to seek a specialized family law attorney for matters relating to contested marital settlement and divorce.
Our fee structure is unique to us as we strive to tailor our services for each client individually. We adapt price standards that are capable of fluctuating for each client. Clients may retain us for one or all of the below steps/services.
We are happy to customize a proposal for you during a consultation. Please see the below information.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
At Tsang & Associates, we treat each client like a well-formed partnership and involve you in every step of the process. When drafting a prenuptial/postnuptial agreement, we work together with you until you are satisfied with our services. By the end of our partnership, our goal is not only to help you find success but also to help you become an expert in your own case.
CASE PROCESSING OVERVIEW
Step 1: Strategy Session for Pre/Post Nuptial Agreement Process
This is the most crucial step for your Pre/Post Nuptial Agreement. We will review all of the supporting documents to create a strategy, a customized checklist, and a timeline to serve as the guiding foundation for the entire case preparation.
Step 2: Forms and Documents
Step 3: Notary Service
Once all documents have been filled out and carefully reviewed, we will get it signed in front of a notary so that it your premarital/postnuptial agreement is official.
We will provide attorney representation along with all forms and supporting documents for a binding marital agreement, including complimentary amendments and notary service.
We provide a start to finish service. Your case is safe with us until the case is complete.
Advantages of Premarital/Postnuptial Agreements
Advantages of a Prenuptial Agreement:
- Determine how property is divided in the event of separation or divorce;
- Protect business assets in the event of separation or divorce;
- Determine the payment of alimony in the event of separation or divorce;
- Determine how assets will be allocated in the unfortunate event that one spouse passes away.
Advantages of a Postnuptial Agreement:
- Determine how much income each spouse will receive;
- Determine who shall be responsible for debts accrued before and during the marriage;
- Use the postnuptial agreement for a spousal waiver of benefits from a retirement account; and
- Specify how property will be divided and distributed in the case of divorce or death.
Sample Prenuptial Agreement Form
Sample Postnuptial Agreement Form
Frequently Asked Questions
What effect does our prenuptial agreement have on our divorce?
- Parties to a premarital agreement may contract with respect to mutual property rights and obligations; rights to acquire, manage, and dispose of property; disposition of property on separation, dissolution, or death; modification or elimination of spousal support; wills and trusts; and death benefits from life insurance policies.
Why do I need a Post-Nuptial agreement?
- A postnuptial agreement is a legal document designed for couples who are already married or in a civil union. Couples need a post-nuptial agreement, when they have children from previous marriages or relationships to ensure that certain assets would pass to those children no matter what happens. Also, if your spouse is working as a stay home parents and caring for minor children a post-nuptial agreement ensures that they have the financial resources they need in the unfortunate event that a divorce or death occurs.
What’s the difference between a prenup and a postnup?
- A prenup is entered before marriage while a postnup is entered after marriage occurs.
Can I still give property to my spouse in my will if we have a prenup or postnup?
- Yes you can. A prenup or postnup can be written so that it does not affect what you want to leave your spouse or other testamentary documents.
SCHEDULE A SESSION
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In addition to pre-nuptial/post-nuptial agreement, we also specialize in other areas of family counsel. At Tsang & Associates, we treat you like family to ensure your family gets the full legal support needed. Check out our comprehensive services down below.
IT'S LIKE HAVING A LAWYER IN THE FAMILY
- As a family-owned law firm, we pride ourselves on taking care of our clients as if they are family. As your family counsel, we offer you the same support we provide our family, whether it is legal representation or problem-solving.
- A lawyer in the family provides you the comfort to pursue any endeavors and face any challenges when they arise.
HOW IT WORKS
Just like your bank account, you maintain $5,000 fully-refundable deposit in your own private Escrow Account. The money you deposit will go towards your billing services and you are able to take out the money anytime. If a problem arises, we assist and guide you if you have the $1,500 amount in your Escrow account. Also, when you have a family counsel with us, we provide exclusive service and fee deductions on additional legal services you might be interested in.
Situations happen. To protect your family from the negative and long term effects of adversaries, a family counsel can be tremendously beneficial and valuable. From real estate planning to responding to indentity theft, we are here to mitigate and prevent any lasting damages to the welfare of your family.
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