Divorce isn’t just the end of a love affair. It’s also a process that severs the financial ties developed over the course of the union. There’s no guarantee that a judge looking at assets and debts will have a true understanding of what each party brought to the marriage and what each deserves when the union ends. Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann helps South Florida residents protect what they’ve earned and avoid lengthy, costly disputes if the marriage does not work out. From our office in Boca Raton, we prepare sound, fair prenuptial and postnuptial agreements so that each spouse knows how issues such as property division and spousal support will be resolved in a divorce. Even if you never need to use it, an effective marital agreement will make sure that you’re not trapped in a bad situation by fear of the unknown.
If you divorce, the dissolution process can drain your resources and your emotions, so it’s best to avert any unnecessary disputes. Florida does not recognize legal separations, but we can also establish provisions that can be put into effect if you and your spouse choose to live apart. We’ll create a personalized document that shows both spouses entered into the agreement willingly and under no false pretenses. Even if your partner is reluctant about engaging in these discussions, our seasoned family lawyers can explain how it is possible to achieve a fair consensus on issues such as:
Our firm offers a free initial consultation so you can gain an informed perspective on the premarital agreement process and how this type of contract can protect you. If you already have a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in place and wish to revise it, we can handle that as well.
Even after they have married, couples can make arrangements to make the divorce process easier if the relationship eventually ends. Our firm drafts postnuptial agreements covering the same kinds of issues that are addressed in prenuptial documents. We make sure to foster open, honest discussion and take every precaution so that allegations of fraud, coercion or error don’t arise later. Though you might feel that taking this step is unnecessary because you and your spouse are getting along well, it is often too late if you wait until problems emerge to address these matters.
Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann advises Florida residents on the creation, negotiation and enforcement of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Please call 561-235-3286 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Boca Raton.