Prenuptial Agreements Lawyers in Greene County
Drafting Valid Prenuptial Agreements for the Greater Miami Valley
Most couples don’t enter into marriage thinking about divorce. However, a prenuptial agreement can help avoid a lengthy dispute should divorce become necessary in the future. It is important to get reliable legal advice when entering into a marital agreement. At Crossman & McNamee, LLC, our Greene County marital agreements attorneys can advise you and help ensure that your best interests are protected.
Valid Marital Agreements in Ohio
Each state has its own laws governing marital agreements. Ohio recognizes prenuptial agreements in divorce proceedings. However, Ohio law prohibits married couples from contracting with each other after a marriage, so postnuptial agreements are not allowed. There are specific requirements for a prenuptial agreement to be considered valid. It is important to make sure your agreement complies with all laws and regulations.
The conditions for a valid agreement in Ohio include:
- Terms that do not encourage divorce
- Full disclosure regarding the nature and value of all property
- Each party enters into the agreement without coercion, duress, or fraud
- Agreement signed prior to the date of the marriage
There are other steps you can take to make sure your agreement is valid and will be upheld in possible future divorce proceedings. You can help ensure the validity of a prenuptial agreement by having each spouse review the agreement with his or her own lawyer. Having your own legal representation is important to ensure that your rights and best interests are protected.
Legal Representation for Your Prenuptial Agreement
Our Greene County marital agreements lawyers have more than three decades of experience representing clients in family law cases. We use our knowledge of the laws governing these agreements and divorce law to help you craft a valid agreement that will protect your interests in the future and give you peace of mind. We have the ability to offer solutions to resolve any issues and take the time to explain your options.
Please contact our law firm by telephone at (937) 468-3796 to schedule a consultation to discuss marital agreements. We also are pleased to serve the greater Miami Valley.