Many people associate pre-nuptial agreements with wealthy celebrities whose multi-million dollar divorces are publicized in the entertainment news. Increasingly, however, such agreements are a commonly used estate planning tool. Clients who might be a candidate for a pre-nuptial agreement include those who
• Marry later in life after accumulating their own wealth prior to the marriage
• Are entering a second marriage with children from a prior marriage
• Wish to protect inherited wealth, ensuring that such assets pass to intended "blood-line" descendants.
As in all matters, we work closely with clients to ensure we understand their goals and objectives before rendering advice regarding a pre-nuptial agreement. Sometimes we draft the agreement for our client. In other instances we may review an agreement prepared by the other party's attorney. In such matters, we would only represent one person in the couple and require that the other person be represented by another qualified attorney in this area.
For more information or assistance, please contact us at (423) 710-3689 or use the form on our contact page.