Preparing a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can protect marital and non-marital assets in the event of a later divorce. Should a marriage breakdown, a prenuptial or postnuptial can effectuate an orderly distribution of marital property. In Mr. Bloom’s opinion, however, the most beneficial aspect of drafting a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is that one can limit the potential damage caused by the acrimony that often pervades divorce litigation.
Unfortunately, there is a stigma associated with these agreements that causes many couples to avoid using this very important legal tool. Mr. Bloom understands the emotional reluctance to signing a prenuptial agreement, but believes this reluctance is misplaced. Having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement does not doom a marriage and it certainly does not mean that both spouses aren’t fully invested in the marriage.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Bloom views prenuptial and postnuptial agreements as simple insurance policies. No one plans, hopes, or expects to be in a serious car accident, but that does not stop people from buying insurance in the event that something catastrophic and unexpected happens. A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is a good insurance policy to have.