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Reginald Black

Feb 20, 2017

I can\'t say enough about Kathleen Gingrich. I needed her services at a very difficult time in my life. ...

Deb Hoffert

Feb 08, 2017

I can not say enough great things about this law firm. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable, professional and above all else ...

John Arena

Feb 01, 2017

Peter Russo and the staff at his firm have handled my personal and professional business for almost a decade. His ...

rick scott

Feb 01, 2017

Peter was easy to work with and handled my case first class. He was knowledgeable about my case (possible age ...

Jenn Spears Brenize

Feb 01, 2017

Peter is extremely knowledgeable and aggressive, yet even-tempered. He is professional, diligent, and compassionate, and responsive to his clients\' ...

Cliffeton green

Oct 30, 2018

Very professional knows what he\'s doing. Very good with people.

Karen Young

Oct 30, 2018

Mr. Russo gives very solid business guidance. He clearly understands the law but, more importantly, the needs of a business ...

Heather E Steavens-Jones

Oct 30, 2018

If you want a lawyer to give you guidance with your interests as a priority then Pete Russo is the ...

Tami Johnson

Oct 30, 2018

Pete and his team were exceptional in helping my husband and I buy our first small business. Couldn\'t have ...

Lori Keim

Oct 29, 2018

Peter is knowledgeable, caring and honest. I have found his advice to be more focused on what is right for ...

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Should you or should you not get a marital agreement?

There was a time when the notion of a couple getting a legal agreement regarding property division was thought to be almost offensive. The view of many was that such documents were tantamount to saying that the marriage was doomed from the outset. The idea that such agreements were too reflective of material concerns didn’t help.

Truth be told, there are still a lot of people who find marital agreements distasteful, but acceptance of them is becoming more common, for good reason. Couples are often getting married later in life. It’s not unusual for each of them to be coming to the union with significant personal assets or extended family from previous relationships.

Marital agreements become a logical legal means for making sure that property division is simplified if problems do develop.

There are two types of agreements that are common in this context. One is a prenuptial agreement. This pact is drafted ahead of the marriage and signed by the intendeds before vows are exchanged. They typically spell out what assets each party is bringing to the union and how they should be treated in various possible eventualities.

The second type is a post-marital agreement. This might be employed by couples who tied the knot before there was any appreciation of the possible circumstances that might lead to a need to split up property and the implications that might hold for assets that were held individually before marriage.

Like all legal documents, however, proper drafting and execution is critical for the agreement to be binding and enforceable. As a result, anyone considering entering into a pre- or post-marital agreement needs to be confident in the skills and background of the attorney used.

Our firm has the requisite experience to assure you that your rights and desires are protected. We invite your call.