A prenuptial agreement can act like an insurance policy, providing protection in the event a divorce does occur down the line. And let's face it -- with statistics touting the possibility that half of all marriages may result in divorce, a prenup can be an important document.
Whether you live in a community property state or in one covered by equitable distribution laws, a written contract can define what will happen -- particularly concerning property division and spousal support issues -- should the marriage be dissolved. It can also spell out agreements regarding the actions of the parties during the course of the marriage.
A postnup is a similar document offering similar protections -- it's just executed after a marriage has already taken place.
In either case, certain ground rules apply, and it's important to ensure the document complies with applicable laws and procedures. I can help.