Making Adjustments After Marriage

Resolving Conflict

Like prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements can help couples clarify asset ownership and division in the event of a divorce. The difference is that postnuptial agreements happen after the marriage has already happened.

It's Not Too Late

Once you're married, it's not too late to make this kind of agreement. In fact, some people pursue postnuptial agreements to help save their marriages rather than plan for what's to come if they divorce. If you and your spouse are having disagreements about money, or you're afraid that such disagreements may be in your future, it's worth talking to one of our experienced family law attorneys at DeLacey, Riebel & Shindell, LLP. We have extensive experience navigating financial issues for high-asset clients in California, and we can help you achieve resolution, too.

What's In The Details?

Not every couple has the same financial issues, and the items in your postnuptial agreement will be specific to your situation. For example, you can specify which assets belong to whom, and therefore where the assets would go in the event of a divorce. You can also specify that any pre-existing debts or student loans are the sole responsibility of the person who incurred them. You could also make clear each person's share (if any) of a business or multiple properties.

Mediation with your spouse: Couples create postnuptial agreements through the mediation process, which can help clarify issues and create understanding.

Start Working Through Difficult Issues Today

It can be difficult to discuss financial disagreements with a spouse. But going through the process can also strengthen your relationship and build trust. To discuss a postnuptial agreement with one of the experienced lawyers in our San Francisco office, call 415-528-7000 or send us an email for more information.