Previously in our blog we talked about premarital, or prenuptial, agreements. We know that not everyone is comfortable talking about prenuptial agreements, let alone signing one. That’s largely because of what it implies: that your marriage will end in divorce. However, having an agreement in place before a divorce can make things much easier should you decide to end your marriage and go your separate ways.
So what if you’re already married and you wish that you had signed such an agreement beforehand? There is actually something you can still do. It’s called a postnuptial agreement and it can serve the same basic purpose as a premarital agreement. You might think that a postnuptial agreement is a bad thing. However, just because you decide to prepare one, that doesn’t mean your marriage is in trouble.
A postnuptial agreement can establish a plan for dividing your property and assets should your marriage go sour and come to an end in the future. We know that no one wants to consider the possibility of divorce, especially when they are happily married, but having a postnuptial agreement can bring peace of mind just in case your marriage suddenly and unexpectedly goes bad.
You can learn more about postnuptial agreements by clicking here. In the meantime, if you need the help of a divorce attorney in Portland OR for any reason then contact Ronald Johnston Family Law at 503-226-7986.