Avoid Costly Mistakes In Your Agreement
Mistakes in the preparation of a pre- or postnuptial agreement can be extremely costly. For this reason, careful preparation of such agreements is vital. Ordway Law Group, LLC, has long prepared such agreements for clientele in Sandy Springs, Alpharetta and throughout the Atlanta metro area.
Requirements Of Prenuptial Agreements In Georgia
At Ordway Law Group, LLC, our attorneys address the numerous reasons that clients seek to create prenuptial agreements. Some are getting married later in life and have acquired substantial assets. Others are on their second or third marriage and want to ensure that children from a previous marriage have a claim to their estate.
Regardless of your personal reasons, our lawyers have the skill and experience to ensure that your prenup is legally enforceable in the event of divorce.
As your legal counsel, we will address all the necessary issues to ensure the validity of your prenup, including:
- Precise, detailed and enforceable language
- Full disclosure of assets and property
- Two witnesses at signing
- Full understanding of both signing parties
- Both parties signing under free will and not duress
The Requirements Of Postnuptial Agreements
Much less common, but just as important, are postnuptial agreements. These postmarital contracts are made after a couple is legally married. The creation and signing of postnups must be held to the same standards as a prenuptial agreement to render the contract enforceable.
A postnup may be needed for a variety of reasons such as:
- Significant change in income
- Protecting a new business venture
- Safeguarding against adultery
- As part of a marital reconciliation
In both pre- and postnuptial agreements, it is highly recommended that each party has independent legal counsel to advise them of their rights and options. However, understanding that issues surrounding marital agreements may be sensitive matters for you and your spouse or fiancé(e), our attorneys treat all involved parties with the respect and dignity they deserve.