If you haven't taken the possibility of a prenup seriously, please take a moment to consider. Prenuptial agreements, also known as antenuptial agreements, and postnuptial agreements make sure that spouses are in control of their own affairs instead of letting a court determine their fates if a divorce becomes necessary.
At Lois Kulinsky & Associates, Ltd., we have more than 45 years of combined experience helping people in the greater Chicago area secure the terms of their marriages.
You can protect your marital assets without having to spend them. We are committed to affordable fees, using teamwork to maximize every dollar. You can pay with credit card or through an installment plan.
How Ironclad Are Prenuptial Agreements?
If drafted properly, the terms of a prenuptial agreement are fully binding. Our attorneys are knowledgeable of the Illinois statutes governing prenuptial agreements, so you can be confident in the strength of the prenuptial agreements we create.
We take great care to avoid challenges that can arise if a court finds a provision in the agreement is unconscionable. This typically applies to any terms that were imposed without the knowledge of the other spouse, or were imposed under duress. Challenges can also arise based on circumstances that were unforeseen at the time of the agreement, such as disability.
Covering Even the Most Complex Circumstances
Most commonly, challenges arise because of the complex matters that some prenuptial agreements do not anticipate. We make sure these are covered.
For instance, what if one spouse took his or her non-marital asset, say a monetary gift in his or her name, and put it in a co-owned house? Should that spouse get the money back in a divorce, and should he or she get interest or appreciation? These are the kinds of complex matters that our prenuptial agreements take into consideration.
Postnuptial agreements are designed to accomplish the same goals as prenuptial agreements, the biggest difference being that they are signed during the marriage instead of before. From a legal standpoint, there are other major differences. While prenuptial agreements are based on statutes and case law, postnuptial agreements are based on case law only. We know the law, and we know how to make postnuptial and prenuptial agreements that work.
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