Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer
We all know about prenuptial agreements – or prenups. It is the agreement all the rich and famous couples make before getting married in order to protect their personal assets and wealth in case the marriage doesn’t work out as planned. Although this is partially correct – a prenuptial agreement is a pre-marital contract that ensures what one brings into a marriage remains their personal property – it is incorrect to believe prenups are only for the rich and famous. In fact, prenuptial agreements are becoming a common part of the marital process, meaning before you get married you should at least discuss the concept with a Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Attorney.
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As a Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer who has drafted numerous prenuptial contracts – both large and small – our attorneys understand the challenges and concerns you and your spouse have. From understanding what should be included in the agreement to knowing exactly how the agreement will protect you, your Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer can answer all of your questions.
Attorney Jannelle J. Zawaideh is a Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer dedicated to providing you the best in legal services with the personal, one-on-one commitment only found in a small law firm like The Law Offices of Jannelle J.Zawaideh. To start discussing whether a prenuptial agreement is right for your situation, call our offices at 248-356-0600 and schedule a Free Phone Consultation with one of our Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys.
What Counts as Marital Property?
The purpose of prenuptial agreements is to ensure that what you bring to the marriage remains yours if the marriage goes sour. In order to understand the importance of prenuptial agreements, one must first understand the effect a marriage has on property.
When one enters into a marriage, typically everything accumulated during the course of the marriage becomes marital property – including homes, cars, and debts. Marital property means property that belongs to both parties. In a divorce, the marital property is divided between the parties.
The concern is when a party enters into a marriage, the income they make becomes marital property – along with all savings and the net worth accumulated. However, if one enters into a prenuptial agreement prior to getting married, what would otherwise be considered marital property remains individual property and thus avoids being divided up during a divorce.
- When entering into a prenuptial agreement it is important that both parties are represented by their own Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer. This will ensure both have equal and fair representation.
- When a divorce occurs, a prenuptial agreement must be enforced – a process that often requires a Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Attorney. Although if you used the expertise services of a Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer when drafting your prenuptial agreement you will most likely have little problem when enforcing it, problems can arise.
- A common issue in prenuptial agreements is the inclusion of unfair terms. Even if agreed to by both parties at the start of the marriage, if it can be shown that some of the prenuptial agreement’s terms are unfair, the agreement may be held void and unenforceable. If you are facing the enforcement of a prenuptial agreement that you think is unfair, your Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Attorney will work with you to protect your rights.
Jannelle J. Zawaideh – Your Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Attorney
Without a Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer, you may not get what is rightfully yours or, on the other hand, you may lose what is rightfully yours. Although many couples do not want to think about their marriage not working out, not having a prenuptial agreement is simply too risky of a venture. A Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer will help you create a fair prenuptial agreement that will protect your personal property rights.
The Law Offices of Jannelle J. Zawaideh specialize as Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers. They provide a highly personalized and attentive approach to the law that can only be found at a small law office. With Jannelle J. Zawaideh as your Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Attorney, you can protect your personal property rights prior to the marriage ever even beginning.
Critical Prenuptial Tips
- Use only matrimonial lawyers who are familiar with prenups and specialize in the prenuptial laws of Michigan like the Law Offices of Jannelle J.Zawaideh.
- Know that you cannot waive rights to child support payments.
- Understand that your spouse's will can't supersede the prenup if the will is stingier. But a will can be more generous than a prenup and leave the widow or widower more than what they agreed to before the marriage.
- Make sure the prenup agreement is in writing and the signing is witnessed by a prenuptial lawyer in Michigan. It is recommended the contract besigned in triplicate with the groom- and bride-to-be each getting an original copy, and a third being kept with an independent lawyer, CPA or in a safety deposit box.
Call us today and schedule your FREE PHONE CONSULTATION. The first step is to get informed and have your prenuptial agreement concerns professionally analyzed by a Michigan Prenuptial Agreement Attorney. The Law Offices of Jannelle J. Zawaideh offer reasonable fees and payment plans and all major credit cards are accepted.
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