Marital Agreements

Marriage is a partnership, but with the introduction of business and property ownership, child custody matters or new family inheritances, relationships can have a legal side, too. Mahoney Nashatka Richmond attorneys can help you address your unique marital circumstances through sound legal advice and forward-thinking solutions, and ensure that your goals, your assets – and your marriage – are properly protected.

Entering a marital agreement is prudent when:

  • One or both spouses have brought a substantial amount of property into the marriage;
  • One spouse acquires substantial property during the marriage, i.e. through an inheritance, sale of a business, acquisition of a business, gift, settlement or court award;
  • Both spouses want to put into writing how assets are divided or debt is paid before a separation – to relieve any stress or anger that might accompany such a split if the couple decides to part ways;
  • One or both spouses have a bad history with nasty court battles from previous relationships;
  • One or both spouses have brought children from previous relationships into the marriage;
  • One spouse has brought substantial debt into the marriage.

In many cases, people want to protect the assets that they’ve brought into the marriage and avoid a long, drawn-out court battle if the marriage ends. The attorneys of Mahoney Nashatka Richmond know how to work through complex property matters to achieve the most favorable outcome for our clients.