Could A Prenup Strengthen Your Minnesota Marriage?

Many couples balk at the idea of marital agreements. For instance, you may wonder why you even need a formal contract when you know the love between you and your partner is strong. In reality, however, creating prenups and other martial agreements is the best way to demonstrate how much you care about protecting your partner's well-being.

Family law can be a touchy topic for couples in Rochester. Minnesota's biggest city outside of Minneapolis is home to a thriving population of people from all over the world, and every family has its own unique values and traditions. At Restovich Braun & Associates, we have been helping our community safeguard its future for over 25 years, and our experienced, dedicated family law lawyers work hard every day to ensure the law meets the needs of all our clients regardless of their backgrounds or situations.

Making Sense Of Marital Agreements

What kind of marital agreement might benefit you as you're trying to build a stronger foundation for a healthy marriage? The two most common types of martial agreements are:

  • Prenuptial agreements, also known as antenuptial agreements, are marital contracts that are entered into before marriage. These contracts clarify matters such as who gets what properties and assets in a divorce. They can also address matters you want taken care of if you plan on having kids such as the disposition of insurance benefits.
  • Postnuptial agreements are marital contracts that are entered into during marriage. These contracts can cover the same types of issues that prenups cover, but they can also be used to update or modify a pre-existing prenuptial agreement.

It's natural to assume that you'll be together forever when you get married. At the same time, spouses that really care about supporting each other don't leave anything to chance. Talking to one of our family law attorneys at Restovich Braun & Associates can make it easier for you to come up with a sound, enforceable strategy that protects you and your family in the future.

How Can You Create A Valid Prenuptial Or Postnuptial?

Minnesota law can deviate from the Uniform Act that most states use to determine how enforceable prenups are. In addition to needing to be created in good faith with the active participation of both spouses, marital agreements must be witnessed by two people and a notary public.

Don't wait for a court to tell you that your antenuptial or postnuptial is invalid when you're in the midst of navigating a divorce. Be proactive in securing your future happiness. Contact Restovich Braun & Associates today by sending us an email or calling 507-218-2004.