The Benefits of Premarital Agreements

August 22nd, 2017

If you and your future spouse are discussing premarital agreements, consider the legal services of Ronald Johnston. Practicing in Portland Oregon, Ronald Johnston is a talented divorce attorney with more than four decades of experience litigating family law matters. 

A couple enters a premarital agreement before saying their “I dos.” The agreement details rights and responsibilities for each spouse once their marriage commences.

That way, each party knows what to expect, with regards to their finances, if their marriage ends in separation, divorce, or death.  A premarital agreement may help couples avoid, or resolve, issues that are normally negotiated during the divorce process.

Premarital agreements may not sound romantic, but in Ronald Johnston’s experience, it can help couples build strong foundations for their marriages.

A premarital agreement cannot determine child custody, child support or parenting time. They can, however, address several other issues, including:

  • Division of property
  • Filing status for tax returns
  • Inheritance rights
  • Life insurance policies
  • Property interests of children from prior marriages
  • Protection from spouse’s debts
  • Spousal support obligations
  • Retirement and education funds

If you want to plan for the unexpected, contact Ronald Johnston for more information on premarital agreements.  He’s a competent and respected Portland Oregon divorce attorney that can assist you in making important decisions about your marriage.



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