Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
At WCN, we are large enough to have expertise in many law practices including family law, while small enough to deliver exceptional service through a personalized, concierge approach. We serve clients in Massachusetts with our primary office in Wellesley, MA and additional offices in Westford and Boston.
Wilchins Cosentino & Novins’ family law attorneys represent individuals throughout the negotiation and preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is often an important component of a family’s estate planning. With our private client services practice that includes trust & estate planning, our law firm offers the convenience and benefit of having family law attorneys and trust and estate planning attorneys working collectively for our clients.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are particularly important in the following situations:
- People with high net worth;
- People who are likely to receive gifts and inheritances during the marriage;
- Owners or part owners of privately held or family businesses; and
- People who have children or grandchildren from prior relationships whom they wish to provide for.
Many difficult conflicts between a spouse and the family of the other spouse can be avoided if the parties take the time to memorialize their understandings with the assistance of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement lawyer.
In addition to addressing what is to happen if a marriage ends in divorce, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements commonly address what is to happen should the marriage terminate by the death of a spouse or if a spouse should become incapacitated.
Because prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can significantly alter the outcome of a divorce case, affecting important rights normally acquired by people when they get married, the courts scrutinize them carefully. It is therefore essential that the parties work with experienced and knowledgeable prenuptial or postnuptial agreement lawyers in order to maximize the likelihood that a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement will be enforceable.
Meet Our Family Law Attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins
Michael P. Friedman
Erin Fitch Nielson
Why WCN for Family Law Matters
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