Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Marriage is a huge step in life, whether it is your first time or you have had one or more previous marriages. You may have excellent reasons for considering entering a premarital agreement that will govern asset distribution and certain other issues should your marriage end in divorce.

Although still less common than prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements are also practical and necessary under certain circumstances. For example, a couple having problems that could lead to divorce may decide that entering such a contract may allow them to better focus on issues other than the potential financial outcomes if that happens.

Reliable Counsel and Complete Services Surrounding Marital Contracts

Rogers, Kamm & Shea has long been a family law firm of choice for prominent, high-asset clients across Middle Tennessee. While not everyone who wants a prenuptial agreement or "postnup" is wealthy, our experience in drafting, reviewing, challenging and defending marital agreements for affluent clients will be a critical asset for you regardless of your specific situation.

Our have extensive experience litigating issues involving prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as in drafting and reviewing them. You can count on our knowledge of:

  • What issues that marital agreements can and cannot address under current laws
  • Steps and procedures necessary to help ensure that your prenup or postnup will be judged valid and enforceable if you ultimately divorce
  • How to identify errors, ambiguities and other factors that can enable a successful challenge of any marital agreement in litigation
  • How to align any marital agreement with the goals established in your estate planning documents
  • How best to approach a dispute over a marital agreement if it arises in divorce litigation

Practical concerns need not detract from the romance for a couple preparing to marry. In most situations, it is best for both parties to have clear expectations about financial matters. You may be focused on retaining control of a business you have built, providing for children from a prior marriage or other key issues. Conversely, a postnuptial agreement sometimes provides the basis for re-focusing and sustaining a troubled marriage.

Attorneys at our firm have strong backgrounds in business as well as in the law. We look forward to meeting with you at either of our offices in midtown Nashville and Franklin. Schedule a consultation by calling 888-521-9952 or sending an email inquiry now.