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Palatine Postnuptial Agreements Lawyer

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Experienced Illinois Postnuptial Agreement Attorney

Drafted after a marriage, postnuptial agreements can supply the basis for division of property, allocation of debt, or determining the amount and duration of spousal support if a divorce should occur. When you need a postnuptial agreement, a family law attorney can help you create legal documents that will protect your assets and financial interests. This type of agreement may also address future spousal maintenance. However, a couple cannot make decisions about child custody or child support; these issues will be addressed at the time of a divorce or separation, and the final outcome will be based on what is in the children's best interests.

At his Palatine law office, Attorney Nick Richardson leverages his years of experience to protect your interests when making legal agreements or addressing issues related to your marriage and divorce. In addition to helping draft, negotiate, and execute postnuptial agreements, he can also assist with prenuptial agreements and legal separations.

Contact attorney Nicholas W. Richardson for a free initial consultation and put his insights and knowledge to work for you. We will promptly respond to your voicemails, e-mails, and click-to-chat messages.

Reasons to Use a Postnuptial Agreement

There are a variety of circumstances where the need for a postnuptial agreement may arise. Examples include:

  • One or both spouses may found a family-owned business, and the business owner may want to make sure they will be able to continue owning the business if they get divorced in the future. A postnuptial agreement can protect business assets or make decisions about other types of marital property to ensure that both spouses will have the necessary financial resources.
  • One spouse may plan to be a stay-at-home parent, but they may be concerned that their choice not to work will affect their ability to provide for themselves and their children if they get divorced in the future. A postnuptial agreement may guarantee that a stay-at-home parent will receive spousal support, allowing them to continue serving in this role if their marriage ends.
  • One spouse receives an inheritance and wishes to ensure that it will remain their own property. Even though inheritances are generally classified as separate property, a postnuptial agreement may ensure that the assets that were inherited or any property purchased using those assets will not be divided in the case of divorce.
  • A couple is experiencing relationship issues but is trying to reconcile, and one or both spouses need assurances that their rights and interests will be protected. If one spouse is concerned that they may be at a financial disadvantage in a potential divorce, a postnuptial agreement can detail exactly what will happen if the couple chooses to end their marriage in the future. This can establish the "stakes" of a possible divorce, and it can encourage both spouses to make a good-faith attempt to repair their relationship.

Contact Our Arlington Heights Postnuptial Agreement Attorney

The Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C. provides high-quality legal representation to family law clients at a reasonable price. Contact us today at 847.873.6741 to discuss your case and get the legal help you need.

Attorney Nicholas W. Richardson provides free, confidential consultations. Appointments are available in the evenings and on weekends. We serve clients in Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Barrington, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Cook County, and DuPage County.

Introducing The Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson

Nicholas W. Richardson is an experienced divorce lawyer and mediator whose comprehensive legal knowledge, commitment to clients and reputation for results bring lasting solutions to your problems.

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