Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Georgia law permits a couple to enter into a contract of their own creation, either before or after their marriage, setting forth their financial obligations in the event of a divorce. Such agreements are commonly used to protect property that one or both spouses owned prior to the marriage from becoming divided upon divorce, to protect gifts from family members or to guard a personal interest in a family business. Prenuptial agreements can also be used effectively as estate planning tools to protect future inheritances of adult children in the event of remarriage later in life. If property drafted and executed, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement will allow a couple to separate and divorce promptly and amicably without a costly legal battle.
The Schachter Law Firm, LLC has extensive experience in preparing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements as well as litigating the validity of an agreement should it have been improperly drafted or executed by prior legal counsel.