Prenuptial Agreements · Formation and Disputes
A prenuptial agreement can be an asset in protecting your personal assets and income after divorce. Whether you are entering a marriage or you are facing divorce, it will be necessary to have an experienced attorney review your agreement, assess your rights and obligations, and successfully pursue your interests. At Gillespie, Shields & Durrant in Mesa, Arizona, our legal team has extensive experience in drafting, modifying and enforcing prenuptial agreements. We can also assist you in challenging the legality of an agreement if it is in dispute at the time of divorce.
Predictability, Enforceability and Legality of a ‘Prenup'
A prenuptial agreement or "prenup" must be predictable and follow very specific guidelines to ensure that it is enforceable. A prenuptial agreement may be deemed unenforceable if it was signed under duress (the day before the wedding), if both parties did not fully disclose assets, or if both parties were not independently represented by an attorney. In some cases, an overreaching prenuptial agreement could be invalidated because it is unreasonable or against public policy.
Our Mesa prenuptial agreement lawyer is experienced with cases involving:
- Alimony and support
- Divorce for medical practitioners
- Complex property division
- Divorce for business owners
- Real estate property
Enforcing or Defending Against a Premarital Agreement
If you have signed a prenuptial agreement and are entering divorce or a dispute, you may need additional legal assistance to enforce your prenup or defend against its legality. Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of contract formation as well as litigation and disputes. We will review your case, assess your rights and obligations, and aggressively pursue your interests either through negotiation and settlement or in court. Our firm is uniquely prepared to handle even the most complex cases involving high-asset divorce and prenuptial disputes.
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