Roberts, P.C.

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104 E. Roosevelt Road, Suite 202, Wheaton, IL 60187

DuPage County Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement Attorney

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Lawyer Assisting Couples in Wheaton With Premarital and Postmarital Agreements

When two people decide to get married, they will be uniting nearly every facet of their lives and forming a legal partnership. While preparing for divorce may not be a high priority for couples, it can be beneficial for both spouses to determine how certain decisions will be made if their marriage ever ends. Setting these decisions down in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can provide spouses with a sense of security, and it can also help avoid contentious disputes during divorce.

With over 30 years of experience representing corporate executives, business owners, and sports figures, Attorney Chuck Roberts understands the legal and financial issues that can impact divorce cases. We can help you create a valid, enforceable marital agreement that addresses these issues while protecting your rights and your financial security.

Benefits of Marital Agreements

Before getting married, spouses can enter into a prenuptial agreement, or they may decide to execute a postnuptial agreement if they are already married. These agreements function as legal contracts, and they can specify how certain issues will be handled in the case of divorce, including how assets and debts will be divided and whether one party will pay spousal maintenance to the other.

Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements can be beneficial in marriages involving:

  • High net worth - A spouse who earns a large income or owns valuable assets may wish to safeguard their property from division during divorce, or spouses may wish to specify the amount of spousal support that one spouse will pay to the other. A prenuptial agreement can protect a spouse when they are getting married, or a postnuptial agreement can provide protection for assets acquired during the marriage.
  • Significant debt - When a spouse enters a marriage with large credit card debts or loans, a prenuptial agreement can ensure that the other spouse will not be responsible for repayment of these debts. If a married spouse decides to make a risky investment, a postnuptial agreement may be used to ensure that the family's other assets are not negatively affected by this decision.
  • Business ownership - A spouse who owns a business before their marriage may wish to protect their interests in this business through a prenuptial agreement. If spouses found or acquire a new business during their marriage, either together or separately, they may use a postnuptial agreement to specify how ownership of this business will be resolved during divorce.
  • Blended families - A spouse who has children from a prior relationship may want to ensure that their children will have the financial resources they need following the parent's divorce or death, and a prenuptial agreement can ensure that certain assets are set aside for their children.

Contact an Oak Brook Family Law Attorney

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can provide spouses with essential protections. However, in order to be enforceable during divorce cases, both parties must agree to them voluntarily, and spouses must fully disclose their finances to each other or waive their right to receive financial disclosure. At Roberts, P.C., we can help you create an agreement that provides you with legal protection and financial security both during your marriage and after your divorce. Contact our Glen Ellyn family law firm at 630-668-4211 to schedule a free consultation. We provide legal help to families in DuPage County, Kane County, Naperville, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, and Carol Stream.

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