What are Prenuptial Agreements?
A prenuptial agreement is an agreement between two persons made before they marry in which they define the asset ownership and division and other rights and obligations in the event of a divorce.
Prenuptial agreements are particularly useful when at least one of the parties has been married before and has children from the prior marriage and wants to protect assets prior to the next marriage for the preexisting family members.
In order for prenuptial agreements to be valid in Massachusetts, it is important that both parties have lawyers representing them in the negotiation process when the prenuptial agreement is being drafted. Financial disclosures are of utmost importance. Massachusetts case law holds that a prenuptial agreement must be fair and reasonable both at the time that it is created and at the time of the divorce.
Salem, MA Divorce Attorney John G. DiPiano is Experienced in Prenuptial Agreements
Attorney John G. DiPiano has over twenty of experience as a divorce litigator and has navigated complex laws in regards to prenuptial agreements in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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Many attorneys will typically ask clients to prepare a packet full of files for their first consultation, including tax returns, financial statements, information on marital property and more.
When you work with Attorney DiPiano, you can expect a different type of meeting.
An initial consultation with Attorney DiPiano is meant as an opportunity for you to get to know each other and define the issues that are most important to you, to provide information and education as to what you may expect from the divorcing process and to establish a plan for moving forward in a manner that is organized and cost-effective.
You can expect to discuss your needs as a client based on your individual situation and will develop a tailored strategy that suits your case.
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