Premarital Agreements

If you are getting married, you may have wondered whether you should have an agreement that would address how to maintain property you are bringing to the marriage as individual property in the event of a divorce. Maybe your spouse has asked you to sign one. This is a time when you need legal advice.

At the law firm of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., our lawyers draft agreements sometimes referred to as prenuptial agreements, premarital agreements, and/or marital property agreements. We also review agreements that others are asked to sign in contemplation of a marriage. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your issues and answer your questions. We have offices in Appleton and Green Bay, Wisconsin.

What Is A Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a contract between you and your spouse to determine in advance how you will divide property if you should get a divorce in the future.

Many people decide to have premarital agreements — and not just because they are wealthy. Here are some examples why you may need one:

  • To protect a business
  • To protect property you owned before your marriage
  • To protect property you own with other people such as a family vacation home
  • To protect money or assets you expect to have in the future
  • To minimize the cost and stress of resolving marital property division disputes in a divorce
  • To protect the financial interests of children from a prior marriage

Our family law attorneys understand what may be necessary to make a premarital agreement enforceable in Wisconsin.

Contact Our Appleton Premarital Agreement Lawyers

For more information about premarital agreements, call 920-831-0300 or complete our simple contact form.

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