Prenuptial and Post-Marital Agreements
A prenuptial (or premarital) agreement sets out how your property will be divided and whether or not (and how) spousal support will be paid in the event your marriage ends through divorce. Such an agreement may generate the single most honest conversation you have with your future spouse. If you have one of these agreements and never need it, then together, you have discussed your values, finances, and how you’d want to take care of each other if your marriage does not continue. If you divorce and do not have one, you could be in for a lot of expenses, pain and fighting.
Already married and forgot to do a prenup? Postmarital agreements are also enforceable in Massachusetts. They can accomplish the same goals as a prenup, but are executed after you are already married. Although they may seem unromantic, these agreements and the conversations they spark with your future or current spouse can ultimately bring the two of you closer together by eliminating fear and uncertainty and allowing you to focus on each other.