PRENUPTIAL & POST-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

Couples may ask, “Why sign a prenuptial agreement?” A prenuptial agreement is designed to save litigation time and costs in the event of a divorce.  Prenuptial agreements offer peace of mind, clarity, and security.  The agreements allow two people contemplating marriage to enter into a clear written agreement, which controls how certain financial matters will be dealt with during marriage, upon death, and in the event of a divorce.  Knowing what to expect can strengthen a marriage.

Prenuptial agreements identify property brought into the marriage, control how income acquired during the marriage will be handled, and manage separate property.  Prenuptial agreements also may include provisions for the division of debt, division of real property, medical coverage, life insurance, and the payment of spousal support upon dissolution of the marriage.  During the marriage, spouses also my agree to affect their marital rights in a post-nuptial agreement.

New Mexico laws pertaining to these agreements are complex, and navigating the law requires experience and attention to detail.  These agreements must meet many requirements to be valid under New Mexico law, and we use precision, experience, and care to ensure the requirements are met.

We regularly draft prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and bring necessary experience and knowledge to our client’s agreement.  Furthermore, we understand the sensitive nature of these negotiations and are skilled at protecting our client’s interests in light of their future or current marriage.