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Prenuptial agreements (or "premarital agreements" or prenups) have developed a controversial reputation among the public but continue to serve an important role for couples who see the value of safeguarding their future. Contrary to popular belief, these agreements are not solely for the wealthy to protect their fortunes but instead can address an array of different concerns couples can have when anticipating the unexpected.
Our dedicated legal team at Kogut & Wilson, L.L.C. are well-aware of how sensitive these matters can be for couples and have time and time again navigated these discussions with compassion, insight, and tact. If you believe that you and your partner should discuss your prenuptial agreement options, then our Chicago divorce attorneys are ready to assist you.
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What Prenuptial Agreements Are For
Illinois enacted the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act in 1990, ensuring that properly drafted premarital agreements can be recognized and followed in court when a divorce, separation, or death occurs. It is critical, however, that couples hire counsel to help them properly draft these documents so that, in the event that they are needed, they are accepted by the court.
Just a few of the key matters prenuptial agreements can address include:
- Property division
- Business interests
- Contingencies in the event of the death of one spouse
Matters involving children—such as custody and support—cannot be determined by a prenuptial agreement. Postnuptial agreements (which are drafted and established after marriage, but serve the same purpose as prenuptial agreements) can be complex in Illinois and it is recommended that you speak to experienced counsel to explore your options.
Finding the Right Protections for You
At our firm, we understand that the last thing couples want to do is cast doubt on the longevity of their union. However, these agreements are not just for the cynical or the wealthy, they are for any reasonable couple who wants to prepare for the unexpected. Our team is ready to help you and your partner navigate these legal safeguards and ensure that your agreement is tailored to address your shared concerns and goals.
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