Countless relationships have been tested in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The combination of stress, money woes, unemployment, illness, and living in close proximity has put a strain on marriages, and it’s led to irreparable damage for many. Divorce rates have skyrocketed from newlyweds to those together for decades.
What if there was an alternative to divorce— one that could potentially save your marriage and keep your family together. In these unprecedented times, our Atlanta family lawyers have helped people avoid the finality of divorce through postnuptial agreements.
What is a Postnuptial Agreement?
Most people are familiar with prenuptial agreements (prenup), a document that couples sign before getting married to help protect each other’s finances and assets in the event of a divorce. Similarly, a postnuptial agreement (postnup)works the same, except it is signed after walking down the aisle.
There are misconceptions about marital agreements, with many thinking that it sets the relationship toward failure, but that could not be further from the truth. When you get in your car, you automatically put on your seatbelt, and you may not realize it’s doing much... until you get into an accident. That’s when you realize the weight of its importance. While prenups or postnups may not seem essential, think of them as a safety net like the seatbelt in your car.
The purpose of these documents is to go over each party’s financial expectations of the marriage and what will happen should the couple divorce. Creating one requires a couple to address marital debt, spending habits, child-related issues, and much more. In the end, they facilitate the divorce process and make it easier to reach an agreement.
The Importance of a Postnup During the Pandemic
One of the major drivers of marital breakups are disagreements about money and assets, and that pressure has only heightened during this pandemic. By signing a postnup, you can eliminate future arguments about finances, re-center your energy, and focus on your relationship and family— potentially saving your marriage.
Now is the time to resolve the financial details of your marriage and find peace within your relationship. Our lawyers at Warner Bates have over 40 years of experience with marital agreements in Georgia, and we will help you create a tailored document that protects your best interests and meets your needs.
Call Warner Bates at (770) 766-8148 to schedule a consultation now.