Prenuptial Agreements

Many people don't think they need a premarital agreement unless they are wealthy. In reality, a premarital agreement can protect people in many different kinds of circumstances.

At Rowe Law Offices, P.C., our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to discuss premarital agreements. From our offices in Wyomissing and Lancaster, we serve clients in Berks, Lancaster and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania.

What Is A Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial or premarital agreement allows you to determine, before your marriage takes place, which assets will be marital assets and which will be separate property. It also allows you to determine whether future income will be marital or separate property.

Without a premarital agreement, most assets accumulated during your marriage, as well as any increase in the value of assets you owned before your marriage, will be considered marital property and are subject to division if you divorce.

To be enforceable, a prenuptial agreement must be properly drafted. It is not something you can spring on your spouse at the last minute. In addition, you and your spouse should both have legal representation.

When Do I Need A Premarital Agreement?

A premarital agreement can be useful in many different circumstances:

  • If you have assets that you want to keep in the event of a future divorce, whether the asset has significant financial value such as a retirement account or sentimental value such as a household pet
  • If you have children from a prior marriage whose financial interests you want to protect
  • If you want to protect your spouse from debts associated with a business or other venture
  • If you want to avoid the cost and stress of litigation in the event of a future divorce

Contact Our Pennsylvania Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers

To learn more about prenuptial agreements, call our attorneys at 610-816-0935 (Berks County), 717-345-3208 (Lancaster County), 570-362-6837 (Schuylkill County) or 866-232-1913, or send us an email.