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While planning for divorce isn't something that many couples do, with divorce rates being where they are, it is often a wise decision to write up a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. These agreements can help safeguard your future and assets in the event of a divorce. At STL Law Group, our St. Louis family law attorneys can help you draft and file your agreement, ensuring that your wishes are respected.

To learn if a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is right for you, give us a call at (314) 888-5944.

How Does a Prenuptial Agreement Work?

A prenuptial agreement is a contract between you and your spouse outlining how your assets are to be distributed in the event of a divorce. Without a prenuptial agreement, the division of property will be determined by the courts when both parties cannot come to a mutual agreement. The prenuptial agreement should be drafted in a way that is fair to both parties, which the courts will pay attention to when it comes time to validate the agreement. Since Missouri does not have exact statutes governing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, the courts instead use a set of standards to validate the agreement.

These standards include the following:

  • The timing of the signing
  • Access to legal representation for both parties
  • Each party's consent
  • Full disclosure of assets at the time of signing
  • Whether the agreement is conscionable, meaning "fair to both parties"

About Postnuptial Agreements

A postnuptial agreement is very similar to a prenuptial agreement, except that it is drafted and filed after the marriage rather than before. Individuals may choose to sign a postnuptial agreement in situations where financial assets have been acquired that were unaccounted for before the marriage, such as an inheritance or large monetary gift. A postnuptial agreement can help protect you from losing your property during a divorce.

Call us today at (314) 888-5944 for your free phone consultation with our prenuptial agreement attorneys in St. Louis.

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