Prenuptial Agreements

Protecting Your Assets In Marriage

Getting married for a second time should be a happy and celebratory time, but it may also bring complications of a new blended family and separate assets. A prenuptial or premarital agreement can help put your mind at ease.

Attorney Darlene Wilcox and our office staff will guide you through the process of drafting a prenuptial agreement in Ohio. Our law office is located in the Cleveland suburb of Rocky River.

Protecting Your Assets and Your Children

A prenuptial agreement is a document you sign prior to marriage that defines how assets will be divided if the marriage fails or if either party dies. This agreement can lead to a division of assets upon death or termination of marriage that is outside of the usual outcome under Ohio law. A prenuptial agreement can be used to protect property you already own, as well as income and property you expect to have in the future. It can also be used to determine spousal support should the marriage be terminated.

Are Prenuptial Agreements Enforceable?

To be enforceable under Ohio law premarital agreements must inlcude:

  • Full disclosure of assets and debts
  • No coercion applied to a future spouse to enter prenuptual agreement.
  • Opportunity for your future spouse to be represented by an attorney when considering a Prenuptial Agreement.

We offer an initial consultation to answer your questions about prenuptial agreements.

We would be happy to set up an appointment to answer your questions. Contact us or call 440-356-3008 today.