Experienced Family Law Lawyers Drafting Effective Arizona Prenuptial Agreements
When a marriage begins, no one ever anticipates a divorce, but setting forth fair, clear legal terms at the outset of the marriage benefits both parties if the relationship doesn’t work out. At Ayala Law Office, P.C., in Tucson, Arizona, our experienced Arizona family lawyers will work with couples to establish appropriate prenuptial and postnuptial agreements so that if there should be a break-up in the marriage, the rules will be set as to the division of property in divorce, without the necessity of a nasty divorce. Also, the prenuptial agreement can set forth who owns the property to be used in the relationship or how marital assets are to be distributed. Unlike what you might see in movies or TV shows, the process of developing these documents does not have to be contentious or stressful. Instead, we work to foster positive communications and disclosure so that couples emerge with an agreement that protects the legal rights and financial interests of both spouses.
Providing Skillful Guidance To Spouses Who Seek Financial Security
Going through a divorce can be stressful and expensive enough without unnecessary squabbling about marital property issues. To avoid potential problems if the relationship ends, our attorneys will work to provide strong guidance on premarital agreements, and the use and division of property, while answering key questions such as:
- Who should get the marital property or separate property and when – Prenuptial documents are not just for the wealthy. Anyone who brings property into the marriage or hopes to avoid costly disputes as to property, in the event of a divorce, can benefit from a prenuptial agreement.
- What should be addressed – The division of home in divorce, debts and spousal support (alimony) payments can be addressed in a premarital agreement and the long argument and legal battle over support can be resolved in the beginning with a properly drafted prenuptial agreement. It is important to remember assets that might be overlooked or that have not yet accumulated, such as retirement accounts or shares in a business, as you make plans. Though we make the documents as strong as possible, other boiler-plate forms can be overridden in certain instances, including when the lack of spousal support forces a party to rely on public assistance or the terms are not clear in the agreement.
- What cannot be covered – Matters affecting young people are based on state law and prenuptial agreements do not cover what is in the child’s best interests. Accordingly, child support, parenting time and decision-making authority terms cannot be negotiated through a prenuptial agreement.
We’ll make sure that your premarital agreement meets the standards of Arizona law and accurately reflects your intentions following appropriate discussions.
Pima County Family Attorneys Handling Premarital Agreements And Postmarital Contract Disputes
If you’re going through a divorce process in Tucson and you have a concern regarding a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that you entered into, our firm can help. Our firm will evaluate the legality and relevance of the document and assert your legal rights as to its validity. We also represent spouses who are trying to enforce their premarital agreements in addition to those who are challenging their terms.
Contact An Experienced Arizona Lawyer For Drafting, Review, Negotiation Or Enforcement Of Your Prenuptial Or Postnuptial Agreement
Ayala Law Office, P.C., attorneys advise Arizona clients on a full range of matters relating to marital agreements, including the negotiation, drafting, signing and enforcement of them. Please call 520-585-4501 or contact us online to schedule a meeting at our Tucson office.