Create A Prenuptial Agreement That Fits Your Marriage
There is another way to do prenuptial agreements. At Sheldon E. Finman, P.A., we are collaborative law attorneys dedicated to finding alternatives to the traditional adversarial approach to family law issues. We help draft and negotiate prenuptial agreements, as well as represent people who are asked to sign these agreements.
Why Avoid Traditional Prenups?
A traditional prenuptial agreement can set up couples to separate or divorce. It is presented as non-negotiable, sometimes shortly before the wedding. Some partners refuse to sign, thinking that if this is how the marriage will work, they don’t want any part of it. Others sign the agreement but begin the marriage with a great deal of resentment and mistrust toward their partner.
Prenuptial agreements are typically drafted by the more financially capable spouse. The agreement is often highly imbalanced, with little or no financial benefits for the partner with the fewest financial resources. This type of agreement can lead to distrust and ill will. As a result, the agreement can set up a marriage to fail.
We Take A Nonadversarial Approach
People draft prenuptial agreements for many different reasons. For example, an older couple who have children from an earlier marriage may want a prenuptial agreement to make sure their children are protected in event of their divorce or death. Other couples may wish to protect their property from division if the marriage does end.
These agreements do not need to be adversarial. Unfortunately, prenuptial agreements often become adversarial when one of the partners has significant assets or earnings or has been involved in a difficult divorce in the past. Sheldon E. Finman, P.A., can help you keep the process amicable.
What Is The Collaborative Approach To Prenuptial Agreements?
A collaborative approach to prenuptial agreements is open and respectful. Both sides are free to express their concerns and interests. Both partners negotiate what they reasonably expect from the marriage in the event of their partner’s divorce or death.
In a collaborative prenuptial agreement, both sides are represented by a lawyer trained in the collaborative law process. Sheldon E. Finman, P.A.’s collaborative law attorneys take a problem-solving approach to the issues rather than an adversarial approach.
Get More Information About Collaborative Prenups
Call us at 239-215-4952 or toll-free at 877-214-3207, or send us an email to schedule an initial consultation about prenuptial agreements. Our law office is in Fort Myers, and our lawyers represent clients throughout southwest Florida, including Cape Coral.