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Wheaton Prenuptial and Postnuptial Litigation Attorney

DuPage Count Law Firm Assisting Clients in Disputes Over Premarital and Postmarital Agreements

Naperville Premarital and Postmarital Agreement Litigation Lawyer

When couples get married, they decide to unite nearly every aspect of their lives. Depending on the situation, spouses may wish to ensure that they will be protected in case their marriage ever ends in divorce. This protection can come in the form of certain types of legal agreements:

  • Prenuptial agreements can protect the financial assets, property, or income of a spouse in the case of divorce.
  • Postnuptial agreements can specify ownership of a business which was founded after a couple was married or set down conditions for the reconciliation of estranged spouses.

When couples enter into these agreements in good faith and understand the terms they are agreeing to, they can avoid contentious divorce proceedings. However, if any disputes arise over prenuptial or postnuptial agreements, spouses will need to secure the services of an attorney to advocate for their rights.

Litigating Premarital and Postmarital Agreements

Marital agreements are enforceable contracts, and spouses are bound to their terms when they sign these agreements. However, spouses may dispute the terms of prenuptial or postnuptial agreements for a variety of reasons, including:

  • One spouse may claim that they did not enter into the agreement voluntarily or that they signed it under duress.
  • The agreement did not disclose a spouse's complete financial assets, or information included in the agreement was false or incomplete.
  • One spouse may contend that the terms of the agreement are unconscionable and would provide them with unfair financial hardship.

When spouses enter into these agreements, they should be sure they fully understand what they are agreeing to. Consulting with a knowledgeable, experienced attorney can ensure that the terms of a premarital or postmarital agreement are fair to both parties. If, during divorce, any questions arise as to how to apply the terms of a marital agreement or whether either party has grounds to contest an agreement, a skilled attorney can help the parties understand whether litigation will be necessary.

Contact an Experienced Marital Agreement Litigation Attorney

If you are looking to contest a prenuptial agreement or defend a postnuptial agreement, the knowledgeable and dedicated divorce lawyers at Anderson and Associates, P.C. can review your case and advise you of your best options. We have been providing legal assistance to divorcing clients for over 30 years, and our attorneys have a great deal of experience negotiating and litigating premarital and postmarital agreements. Contact a Wheaton divorce attorney at 630-653-9400 to schedule an initial consultation.

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