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Prenuptial Agreements

Drafting Prenuptial and Marital Agreements in Oregon

For anyone who has ever been married before or who is entering a marriage with assets or debt, it is important to draft a prenuptial agreement that defines clearly the rights of you and your spouse. While no one wants to enter into a marriage with the thought that it might end, it is always wise to protect yourself and the other person in the event of divorce. At the law firm of Barbara M. Palmer in Eugene, Oregon, we help couples draft marital agreements and prenuptial agreements.

A prenuptial agreement is your chance to resolve potential disputes about spousal support and property division before they arise during a divorce. It is a form of insurance that is helpful to protect people who enter into a relationship or domestic partnership. Before entering into a marriage, why not eliminate any confusion you have about financial issues by drafting a prenup? To learn more about how these documents can protect your rights and those of your spouse, contact us to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced lawyer.

What Can a Prenuptial Agreement Do?

For people who want to remain in control of their property in case of a divorce, the death of a spouse or a spouse's incapacity, a prenuptial agreement is an effective document to draft. Some of the issues that a comprehensive prenuptial agreement can cover include:

  • Answering questions about waiving or limiting spousal support
  • Defining property as either marital or separate property
  • Resolving questions about inheritance issues
  • Clearly limiting a spouse's right to certain types of property

Marital Agreements Can Serve the Same Purpose

If you failed to draft a prenuptial agreement or you gained a substantial amount of wealth during the marriage, you may want to consider drafting a marital agreement. These agreements serve the same purpose of prenups, except people draft these after marriage. They are ways for you to limit a spouse's right to an inheritance, gift, business or other type of property.

To speak with an experienced family law attorney about drafting a marital or prenuptial agreement and asset protection, contact the law office of Barbara M. Palmer in Eugene, Oregon, for an initial consultation.