Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial agreements may be a good idea for many couples contemplating marriage. Prenuptial agreements are legal in Michigan and will be enforced by Michigan courts so long as certain requirements are followed.
For example, to be legally enforceable, a Michigan prenuptial agreement must be reduced to a written document and signed by both parties.
Also, both parties must be represented by legal counsel and the agreement must be entered into freely and fairly, and without duress.
Michigan law gives wide latitude to the subjects that can be included in prenuptial agreements in the event a marriage dissolves because of a divorce or due to the death of one of the parties.
Michigan prenuptial agreements may address all aspects of a divorce, except for child support and custody. Michigan prenuptial agreements may even govern how a couple will handle their money during their marriage.
A Michigan postnuptial agreement can address the same subjects as a prenuptial agreement, but is entered into after the parties are married.
Please feel free to contact Oakland County, Michigan family law attorney Michael J. Hamblin for more information on how he can help you with your family law issues.