Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are useful documents, not hopeful documents. No one enters a marriage planning for divorce. However, these types of agreements can help you:
  • Openly discuss your assets, property, business interests and finances
  • Reach an agreement in advance about alimony and the division of property
  • Protect your assets in the event of death, particularly if you have been married before or have children from a prior marriage
A prenuptial agreement, often simply known as a prenup, is created before you are married. A postnuptial agreement is created during your marriage. Both are equally effective in outlining your financial situation and your wishes for the future, so long as the agreement you reach is fair and reasonable today and at the time of your divorce. Our lawyers can help with prenups and postnuptial agreements.

Modifying Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements in Middlesex County and Throughout Massachusetts
The law is continually evolving and changing over time. If you have an existing prenup or postnuptial agreement, it is a good idea to have it periodically reviewed by an attorney to make sure that it accurately reflects your wishes under the current law.

For example, Massachusetts recently enacted the Alimony Reform Act of 2011. This law significantly changed the alimony laws in our state. Lifelong alimony is no longer possible for those who have been married less than 20 years and there are limitations as to the duration and amount of alimony available.

Whether you need help creating a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement for the first time or you want to have an attorney review your existing agreement, we can help you. At Kurland & Grossman, P.C., we provide experienced representation and knowledgeable advice in all areas of divorce and family law.