Postnuptial Agreements (“Postnups”)
Even if a prenup wasn’t present prior to marriage, many couples still elect to address important issues of property division and support after marriage occurs. While naysayers may view this kind of agreement as "planning for divorce," a mature couple understands that life can change rather quickly, and that laying out expectations in the event that relationship changes ever do occur is much easier when all is well.
A postnuptial agreement is often most useful when major events happen, such as windfalls, family deaths, or the acquisition of new real assets. In similar fashion to prenuptial agreements, the postnup can make great strides in avoiding later stress and anxiety by allowing the parties to discuss and formalize their expectations in the midst of a relationship they expect to continue.