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Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

Michigan Firm Prepares Sound Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Experienced Sterling Heights lawyer helps clients to protect their future

Creating a fair, enforceable prenuptial agreement gives prospective husbands and wives the ability to avoid protracted disputes about asset division and spousal support should they divorce. At my Sterling Heights firm, Dawson Family Law, PLLC, I help clients in throughout Michigan and other States communicate openly and agree on documents that give each party a sense of security as they enter marriage together. If you are already married and want to make similar arrangements, postnuptial agreements are also permitted in Michigan as long as the terms don’t encourage divorce. Whatever your specific needs and concerns might be, I will use my more than 40 years of family law experience to safeguard your interests with skill and sensitivity.

Attorney develops valid agreements addressing property division and alimony

With couples marrying later in life, resulting in many blended families, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements have taken on added importance. Spouses with significant assets and/or obligations to existing children can clarify how wills, retirement accounts and other items are to be treated. These documents help husbands and wives make informed decisions about their future and their well-being. Before you make a major commitment, my firm can explain pertinent issues such as:

  • Legal validity — A marital agreement will not be honored if the court rules that it was based on fraud, coercion or mistake. Judges have the option to ignore the terms of a prenup or postnup if the circumstances have changed significantly since the date of execution or if enforcement is unfair for another reason. I draft prenuptial and postnuptial documents in light of the relevant laws to maximize the likelihood that they will be valid when needed.
  • Asset division and alimony —To prevent costly disagreements over asset division, my firm draws up clear language that sets forth how assets and debts will be allocated upon divorce. Your agreement can also address potential alimony terms.
  • Enforcement and revision — If you have an existing marital agreement and have questions about enforcing or revising it, I’ll detail the process and what you can expect.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements do not cover every aspect of a divorce. Child custody and support determinations must be set forth based on the circumstances before the court at the time the marriage is dissolved. In a free initial consultation, I’ll give you individualized counsel on the scope of your potential marital agreement and how it can save you time, money and stress should the marriage end in divorce.

Contact a Michigan family lawyer for a free consultation on prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Dawson Family Law, PLLC assists couples in the drafting, negotiation and revision of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. For a free initial consultation to discuss the process and your options, please call 833-671-4445 or contact me online. My office is located in Sterling Heights.

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  • Sterling Heights Office
    43805 Van Dyke Avenue
    Sterling Heights, Michigan 48314
    Phone: 586-731-7400
    Fax: 586-731-6370
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