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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Atlanta Prenuptial Agreement Attorney

Why Get a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement in Georgia

Georgia law allows a couple to enter into their own contract to delineate each party's financial obligations during the marriage. These contracts may be created either before or after the wedding and are respectively described as prenuptial agreements or postnuptial agreements. These agreements are used to protect pre-marital property from becoming divided in the unfortunate event of a divorce.

They can also be effective tools to:

  • Protect gifts from family members that occur during the course of the marriage
  • Guard a personal interest in a family business
  • Set parameters for alimony

They are increasingly being used as estate planning vehicles to:

  • Promote tax savings
  • Control testamentary rights and obligations
  • Protect future inheritances of adult children in the event of remarriage later in life

While having a prenuptial agreements or postnuptial agreements in place is a sensible decision for couples at all income and asset levels, it is imperative for those with considerable resources. The team at Warner Bates can help you create a prenuptial agreement that best suits your needs. Our Atlanta prenuptial agreement attorneys at Warner Bates can help you protect your assets and your future.

Contact us online or call (770) 766-8148 today to discuss your potential marital agreement with a prenuptial agreement attorney in Atlanta.

Drafting a Prenuptial Agreement in Georgia

Drafting a prenuptial agreement in Georgia is a proactive and responsible step for couples seeking to define the financial terms of their marriage before entering into it. To effectively draft a prenuptial agreement in Georgia, several key considerations should be addressed. 

  • First and foremost, full financial disclosure is essential. Both parties must openly and honestly disclose their assets, liabilities, and income to ensure transparency and fairness in the agreement.
  • Clarity and specificity are paramount in a Georgia prenup. Clearly outlining the division of assets, spousal support arrangements, and any other financial matters can help prevent misunderstandings and conflicts in the future.
  • Legal representation is highly recommended during the drafting process. Each party should have their independent Atlanta prenuptial agreement attorney to ensure that their individual interests are protected and that the agreement is fair and enforceable.

By approaching the process with transparency, clarity, and legal guidance, couples can create a prenuptial agreement in Georgia that not only addresses their unique financial circumstances but also provides a foundation for a secure and mutually beneficial marriage.

Is a Prenup Right for Me?

A properly drafted prenuptial or postnuptial agreement may allow a couple to separate and divorce promptly and amicably without a costly legal battle. This makes them valuable assets for social and emotional reasons in addition to their obvious financial benefit.

Warner Bates can help you determine whether a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is appropriate for your circumstances. If so, our experienced marital agreements attorneys can draft an agreement tailored to your specific needs and provide valuable guidance and representation in negotiating with the other party. Should it become necessary, we are highly qualified to provide litigation services in order to enforce the terms of the agreement.

Over 40 Years of Experienced with Prenups in Georgia

With a deep understanding of Georgia law and decades of experience, our family lawyers have developed proprietary terms that offer sophisticated and up-to-date strategies for protecting our clients' interests. We take pride in going the extra mile to ensure that the terms of the agreement are appropriate and beneficial for you, with a view towards anticipating all possible contingencies and challenges to enforcement.

Unlike many other firms, we never rely on boilerplate forms, which are often legally obsolete and are not adapted to a client's particular needs. Your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is crafted for your unique situation, with careful attention to the changing laws that govern these important contracts. If you are married or contemplating a marriage, please contact an Atlanta prenup lawyer to discuss a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.

Call Warner Bates at (770) 766-8148 to schedule a consultation! 

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