Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements in Florida
Boca Raton law firm representing clients in spousal property contracts
Marriage is a financial, emotional and spiritual partnership. Although most couples intend to remain together forever, unexpected issues arise that can irreparably damage their relationships. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements provide vital protection of individual assets acquired prior to or during the marriage.
The Law Offices of Schwartz | White represents South Florida individuals in marriage contract matters. We negotiate and draft equitable contracts and challenge or defend agreements during divorce proceedings. With more than 50 years of combined experience in family law, we are equipped with the knowledge to represent our clients' best interests at every stage of the marital relationship.
Why enter a premarital or postnuptial contract?
Partners may enter a marriage owning significant assets or with lucrative careers well underway. Without safeguards in place, divorce can jeopardize hard-earned money and reduce financial security. In addition, an ex-spouse can unfairly win an award of property intended for children born during a previous relationship. A prenuptial agreement permits spouses to decide which assets an individual will keep if the marriage ends.
A couple may choose to create a postnuptial agreement during the marriage as a means of enhancing the relationship. An equitable property agreement can give a spouse financial security and peace of mind.
Negotiating a fair prenuptial agreement in Florida
Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Schwartz | White understand that a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can be a sensitive subject. We also recognize that the goal is to maintain a healthy relationship in addition to reaching our clients' financial objectives. To preserve goodwill and harmony, our lawyers treat both spouses with respect and dignity throughout the negotiating process.
Challenging a prenuptial agreement during divorce
Although a properly negotiated, well-drafted prenuptial agreement should withstand scrutiny during divorce, either party may successfully challenge the validity of the contract if:
- A spouse did not have competent representation during the negotiation process
- A spouse did not disclose relevant financial assets or accurately portray the value of their property
- Fraud, coercion, misrepresentation or force was used to compel one of the parties to agree to the terms of the contract
- The contract is so inequitable as to be unconscionable
Draft a valid prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in Florida with the help of our divorce attorneys
To protect your assets with a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in Florida, call the Law Offices of Schwartz | White at 561.391.9943 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. We serve all of South Florida from our Boca Raton office, conveniently located off I-95 in the Bank of America Building. Free parking is available.