Consult With A Lawyer About Contracts That Affect Your Marriage in Chicago, Illinois
Discussing and negotiating a prenuptial agreement may not always seem like the most romantic choice but for many couples it can be a smart choice. Prenuptial agreements — also called prenups, premarital agreements or even antenuptial agreements — allow marrying couples to protect their separate property when entering into a marriage.
At Stange Law Firm, PC, we represent clients in Chicago, IL and throughout Cook County, IL and nearby draft, review and litigate prenuptial agreements. We also assist with issues related to postnuptial agreements, which are sometimes created during a marriage.
Prenuptial Agreements in Chicago, Illinois and Throughout Cook County
A well executed prenuptial agreements should contain detailed descriptions of the significant property and debts owned by each partner. Depending on the nature and complexity of these particular assets, a prenuptial agreement may be just a few pages — or a few hundred. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we draft each prenup so that it meets the exact needs of our clients.
To be valid, a prenuptial agreement must meet certain requirements:
- Be signed by both spouses
- Be accompanied by a complete disclosure of all assets, income and debts of each spouse
- List court-ordered maintenance being paid or received
- Allow spouses sufficient opportunity to consider the provisions of the agreement consult with lawyers before signing
- Be entered into freely and voluntarily
What are Postnuptial Agreements in Cook County, Illinois?
Also called post-marital agreements, postnuptial agreements are contracts between two partners that are entered into during a marriage. Like prenuptial agreements, they contain provisions discussing how to divide property in the event of divorce or the loss of a spouse.
Enforcing a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement in Chicago, IL in Cook County
In some situations it may be tough to enforce a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement. The standards that courts impose are high. However, when a family law conflict requires legal action, we offer high-quality legal solutions for residents in the Chicago Metro area. Our focus is helping you move in the right direction. We do this by working closely with you to develop an effective family law strategy that weighs costs and benefits of each action. Together, we take action that gets results.
Not being represented by an attorney at the time of signing the document can be a basis for challenging the enforceability of a prenuptial agreement later on. For this reason, both parties really should have their own representation. Please note as well that Founding Partner Kirk C. Stange authored a book on prenuptial agreements through Thomson Reuters (Aspatore Publishing) titled: Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line.
Handling Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement in Chicago, Illinois
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Contact Stange Law Firm, PC’s Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement Lawyers in Cook County, IL Today to Schedule an Initial Consultation in Chicago, Illinois
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Contact a Chicago, IL prenuptial agreement lawyer in Cook County online or by phone 855-805-0595 to schedule a confidential consultation.
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