As you prepare to get married, there are some legal steps that must be followed such as obtaining a marriage license. There are also some steps that are optional and one of those is arranging a prenuptial agreement.

You may think that a prenuptial agreement is unnecessary for you. Yet, it is important to remember that a prenuptial agreement can protect your financial interests if you have significant assets. If you have children from a prior marriage, it can also protect their interests.

At Heffernan Law, we serve clients with a wide variety of family law needs. Because of that experience, we are able to devise prenuptial agreements designed to solve multiple issues that may come up, including:

  • Keeping one spouse's family property in their family, even if they pass away
  • Designating support for any children from previous relationships
  • Outlining who will receive your assets if you die before your spouse
  • How household bills will be managed
  • How each spouse's retirement benefits will be distributed
  • Management of shared credit card accounts

There is a misconception that prenuptial agreements are designed to protect you in a divorce. However, that is not their only purpose. Essentially, a prenup, or even a postnuptial agreement, can help you make arrangements for almost any event that may arise throughout your marriage. It is not only a tool in case you get divorced, but also meant to help smooth your marriage, and can be especially useful if you and your spouse have complex financial dealings.

A Lawyer Can Help You Protect Your Interests

Marriage is a big step, and a prenuptial agreement can help make sure that you are protected. To explore your options, call Heffernan Law. You can reach an attorney at our Orland Park or Oakbrook Terrace office at 708-263-4574 or through our online form.