By clearly defining important financial goals and individual assets, a clear contract can help couples be reassured and determine their path forward. Our lawyers will help you negotiate agreements that balance your goals and safeguard your best interests. Most people know that spouses who are considering divorce often enter into a separation agreement to address asset sharing and support issues. Some married couples don`t realize that North Carolina law also allows spouses to establish a second type of agreement dealing with some of the same issues, commonly referred to as an inheritance contract, postnup, or post-conjudged contract. To discuss a marriage, estate or separation contract with one of our family law lawyers, call us on 0161 979 0806 or click here to email us. The decision to opt separately for a contract or divorce is very personal, factual and must be made on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the objectives of the parties as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each trial. If, before the marriage, a party does not like the provisions of the proposed marriage contract and the couple is not able to agree, they can simply decide not to get married. With an additional contract, the couple is already legally bound and the spouses owe each other a fiduciary duty. There is a concern that the terms of a terminated contract were not negotiated because a spouse did not really have a choice to sign the contract. Follow-up agreements have the same purpose as marriage contracts, but are distinguished by the fact that they are concluded after a couple`s marriage. Marriage and pre-marriage agreements are in principle identical. The only difference is that one is done before the marriage and the other after the marriage of the parties. Post-marriage agreements are often made to answer resting questions of separate ownership and other financial issues that may arise during a marriage.
Many of the post-marital agreements are made by couples who have a healthy relationship.. . . .