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Daniel M. Copeland Motto

Jacksonville Postnuptial Agreement Lawyer

In Florida, marriage contracts have traditionally been divided into two separate categories: prenuptial agreements which are entered into by the parties prior to their marriage and postnuptial agreements which the parties enter into after they are married.  The common characteristics that these two forms of agreement share is that they are used to establish the ownership interests of specific assets, responsibility for specific obligations or debts and, spousal support should the parties divorce.

Postnuptial Agreements are used to accomplish essentially the same objectives as a prenuptial agreement with the exception that they are executed after the parties get married.  Postnuptial agreements are most commonly employed in such cases where one spouse inherits or otherwise acquires assets with non-marital resources and dose not desire to vest the other spouse with any interest in the asset or wishes to limit the other spouse’s interest in the asset to a specific amount or percentage.  The other most common situation where parties employ a postnuptial agreement is when they are seriously contemplating divorce but wish to establish each spouse’s respective ownership interest in specific assets and/or responsibility for specific marital obligations. Should the parties execute such an agreement and subsequently reconcile and stay married, the postnuptial agreement remains in full force and effect unless formally terminated or modified by the parties

At Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A., our Jacksonville postnupital agreement lawyer and staff are experienced in drafting marital agreements, whether prenuptial or postnuptial that best meet the client’s interests in protecting and preserving his or her assets from the devastating effect that a divorce could have on their financial position without such an agreement.

Please note, all information contained herein is provided for general informational purposes only.  The information herein is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Different factual scenarios may yield different results.  In addition, several other factors must be considered in each individual case, and those factors can only be ascertained by speaking directly with an attorney.

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