Family Law Contracts

There are as many different kinds of documents available to protect your interest and those of your loved ones as there are unique family situations. Family law contracts can answer questions for couples, ensuring that joint and separate property are protected, that your children are provided for, and that the most important decisions that come up in the future can be dealt with in the manner you might wish. While the most common and well known among the protective documents available to prospective, traditional families, is the Prenuptial Agreement, this form of contract is not the answer to all the questions that may arise. Some commonly used documents in the family law arena include:

Prenuptial Agreements

A thoughtful and practical approach to premarital agreements can greatly affect your marriage’s success. Premarital Agreements, also known as a Prenuptial Agreement, have historically provided protection for things like family owned businesses, providing for children from prior marriages, inheritances, trusts, and other assets. Utilizing premarital agreements is not uncommon for those with considerable wealth or even those who simply want to ensure their children from a prior marriage are provided for financially. Often, the “one size fits all” approach of divorce law, does not result in the fairest or best division of assets and debts.

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Equally as important to premarital and post-marital agreements in family planning are the common estate planning tools used to protect assets and plan for aging. Additionally consider:

  • Your Will
  • A Revocable Trust
  • An Irrevocable Trust
  • A General Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Living Will

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