Cook County Prenuptial Agreement Attorney

Safeguard Your Assets in the Chicago Metro Area, Will County, and Beyond

A prenuptial agreement is a wise investment in your future. It’s “relationship insurance,” so to speak, and it does not reflect unfavorably on your feelings for each other, now and in the future. Too many couples allow romantic stars in their eyes to blind them to relationship reality. Life is unpredictable and a prenuptial agreement gives you the opportunity to specify what will occur with your assets in the event of a divorce

A prenuptial agreement is therefore a smart choice that allows you to protect assets you bring into the marriage and drafting one with the help of Attorney Roland P. Ernst and the Law Offices of Carr, O'Rourke & Ernst, LTD can ensure your best interests are well taken care of should feelings change in the future. Making the decision to enter into a prenuptial agreement with your spouse-to-be now can also save you headache and strife should the time come for divorce or legal separation. 

For help with your prenuptial agreement, contact our firm online. We offer free initial consultations.

Drafting Valid Prenup Agreements

A prenuptial agreement, also commonly called a “prenup,” is only valid if it is written down and signed by both parties, who then become legally married. This document may also be revoked or amended at a later date, should both spouses agree and make the changes in writing. 

Prenups work best when they are backed by trust. Each party should agree to the document after the other party has provided them with a financial disclosure that states their earned income, any property they are binging into the marriage, and a disclosure of their current debts. 

Asset Protection

A prenup is a useful tool to provide clarity and avoid unneeded stress when it comes to a couple’s financial future. It can be used to outline obligations, and how they will be met, as well as define expectations when it come to financial matters in the future. It may also provide financial independence for a spouse who has built up the resources to support themselves and provide help to a spouse who may have less financial resources. 

Importantly, a well drafted premarital agreement can protect assets you bring into the marriage such as:

  • Primary and vacation homes
  • Investments
  • Deferred Income
  • Stocks, bonds, and stock options
  • Inheritances
  • Life insurance benefits

A prenup can also provide for maintenance payments and property distributions in the event of a divorce.

Contact the Law Offices of Carr, O'Rourke & Ernst, LTD Today

To learn more about a prenuptial agreement, how it can protect your assets, and if it is right for your situation contact Attorney Roland P. Ernst. We can help you draft a solid prenuptial agreement that protects your best interests and addresses the financial issues that are important to you in your marriage. With our help, you can have peace of mind in knowing your financial future is more secure. 

Call (708) 394-7361 to schedule your free consultation.

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  • “Roland was an excellent listener and took the time to understand and empathize with what was important to me in outcomes. He not only understood the law, but could see the areas where we could negotiate with my ex and her lawyer.”
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