Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Marital agreements can be used before or during marriage to avoid property disputes in the event of a future divorce. A prenuptial (before marriage) or postnuptial (during marriage) agreement is a formal determination of what each party's interests are when it comes to property division and finances. You and your spouse can agree ahead of time on issues such as:

  • What property is nonmarital property.
  • How marital property will be divided.
  • Whether spousal maintenance will be paid in the event of divorce and how it will be determined.

Agreeing ahead of time can minimize animosity and save money in the event that a marriage does not work out. It also can protect the children of prior marriages.

Contact Di Giacomo & Somers, L.L.C., serving Des Plaines and Chicago, Illinois, to learn more about your marital agreements. Our attorneys are skilled at drafting, enforcing and defending prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Call 847-784-8900.

Drafting, Enforcing and Defending Marital Agreements

At Di Giacomo & Somers, L.L.C., our attorneys are experienced at:

  • Drafting of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Drafting same-gender partnership agreements
  • Reviewing proposed or existing agreements
  • Challenging or defending a challenge to the validity of agreements
  • Enforcing of agreements

Proper formation of a marital agreement is key to its enforceability. Both parties must be free of duress and the terms of the agreement must be fair and conscionable, and both parties must have had the opportunity to consult with attorneys. It is also extremely important that both parties' assets and estates are accurately valued before they enter into a marital agreement.

Contact Our Lawyers Today To Discuss Postnuptial Agreements

We bring experience and compassion to the practice of law. Our Illinois law firm represents clients from cities that include Winnetka, Glenview, Lake Forest and Arlington Heights. Contact our prenuptial agreement attorneys today to schedule a complimentary, half-hour consultation. Call 847-784-8900.