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Prenuptial Agreements

Gustafson Family Law represents clients in negotiating and drafting Prenuptial Agreements.

Prenuptial Agreements are agreements signed before marriage in which the couple agrees in advance how financial issues will be handled if they later divorce or if one person dies before the other. These agreements are most often used to protect assets owned prior to marriage, but can also govern the division of assets acquired during the marriage. Many agreements also address whether or not spousal support (alimony) will be paid to either party in the event of divorce. In Maine, prenuptial agreements must be carefully written to comply with the law. If you have assets, have children from a prior relationship, or want to reach agreements before marriage that differ from how a court might later make decisions applying the law, it is worth considering a prenuptial agreement.