Prenuptial/Antenuptial/Cohabitation Agreements

Ohio Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys

No one enters into marriage with the anticipation that it will end in divorce.  However, it is important to ensure that both parties are duly protected when entering into the marriage or partnership.

Establishing a prenuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement does not mean that you do not love or trust the other individual.  Rather, it means you are willing to have open, honest communication about important matters before entering into the relationship.

The lawyers at Melissa Graham-Hurd & Associates, LLC offer more than 30 years of experience assisting individuals with family law matters, such as establishing prenuptial agreements, antenuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.  For knowledgeable and skillful legal advice regarding your situation, contact Akron, Ohio, family lawfirm Melissa Graham-Hurd & Associates, LLC.

WHY ESTABLISH A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT OR COHABITATION AGREEMENT?

A prenuptial agreement (premarital agreement) in case of people who will be married, or cohabitation agreement in case of people who will not be married, enables the couple to establish parameters for protecting both parties as well as children in the event of death or termination of the relationship.

There are many reasons for choosing to enter into a prenuptial agreement:

  • Does either party have children from a previous relationship?
  • Does either party have significant property or assets to bring into the union?
  • Does either party have interests in a small business?
  • Does the couple have specific parameters for how finances should be handled throughout the marriage?
  • How will property acquired during the relationship be titled? Financed?
  • How will responsibilities be allocated during the relationship?
  • What will happen to separately acquired property in case of death?

A prenuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement may address any of these issues, and many other concerns.

EXPERIENCED LEGAL COUNSEL IN CREATING A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT

In order for a prenuptial agreement to be upheld, there must be full disclosure of all assets and liabilities, both parties must have had opportunity to consult a lawyer and the agreement must be established in writing and signed by both parties.  Fair dealing and complete honesty are hallmarks of valid prenuptial and cohabitation agreements.

The team at Melissa Graham-Hurd & Associates, LLC have the experience necessary to help clients through the process of establishing a valid prenuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement.

To discuss your legal needs or to learn more about prenuptial agreements or antenuptial agreements in Ohio, contact family lawfirm Melissa Graham-Hurd & Associates, LLC.

THIS INFORMATION IS INTENDED TO BE A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF PRENUPTIAL, COHABITATION AND PREMARITAL AGREEMENTS AND IS NOT INTENDED AS LEGAL ADVICE ON YOUR PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES.  IT IS ONLY INTENDED TO ASSIST YOU IN UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS.

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