Helping You Secure Rights And Property If Your Marriage Ends
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements help couples sort out issues of money and property before a divorce occurs. Many couples make them and hope they never have to use them. However, if it does come to a breakdown of the marriage, having your decisions made beforehand can remove a lot of the emotional and financial stress a divorce can create. Our Honolulu lawyer can draft a postnuptial or prenuptial agreement for you.
At the Law Offices of Scot Stuart Brower, we have seen the harm that divorce can do to people. Having your future secured by a document you both agree on can save a great deal of time and money if your marriage ends. Scot Stuart Brower has been in practice for more than 35 years. He is well-acquainted with how the legal system works and can draft a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that will stand up in the Hawaii courts.
A prenuptial is written prior to the marriage and specifies what each party will receive or retain if the marriage ends in a divorce. You and your fiancé/fiancée can decide the conditions under which one of you would receive alimony and how much, who would get what properties and assets and any conditions that may change the agreement. This document should be updated regularly, as if it were a will.
Postnuptial agreements are most commonly used by couples who are considering divorce but are not sure yet. They make the choice to divide their property and assets prior to the decision, when they are both still calm and rational and can discuss these issues with a clear head.
Postnuptials may also be used if one member of the couple comes into an inheritance he or she wants to keep or if a business is started or purchased, to ensure that particular asset remains with its owner.
Scot Stuart Brower will draw up your chosen agreement and present it to you and your spouse or fiancé/fiancée. We recommend that each of you has your own attorney to ensure that you are treated fairly in this arrangement. Once the document is signed and notarized, it acts as a legal contract between you.