When is a prenup a good idea? When you value the people and investments that you have made in your life enough to protect them. Lawyers at the Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, law firm of Mulvey & Sneider, P.C., can help you protect your interests by drafting, reviewing and litigating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Over the years, our Brookline prenuptial agreement attorneys have represented many high-asset clients. Some assets, like closely held businesses, family accounts and trusts, often lead to complex litigation in Massachusetts courts.
"My family will be upset if I talk about how much the trust is worth." This is something that we commonly hear from clients who are concerned about disclosing their finances to a potential spouse. They worry about balancing the need to protect their interests with the need to protect their families and future spouses. It can be complicated. At Mulvey & Sneider, P.C., we often explain to clients that failure to disclose an asset can make your prenup or postnup unenforceable later on. Each situation is different, but it is generally best to disclose everything up front and with a lawyer's guidance—before you enter into the agreement.
There has never been a better time to enter into a prenuptial agreement. Prenups do not have the stigma attached to them that they once did. In fact, most people who have family wealth or family businesses consider prenuptial agreements as one more step in the wedding planning process.
Further, Massachusetts has very liberal prenup laws. The law says that a prenup has to be fair when it is drafted and fair when it is enforced. So, if things are done correctly by a well-qualified lawyer, your premarital agreement will generally serve as an effective legal protection if you ever need it down the road.
Contact Mulvey & Sneider, P.C.—Newton Postnuptial Agreement Attorney
For a free initial consultation with the Brookline family law attorneys at Mulvey & Sneider, P.C., please call us at 617-651-3206 or toll free at 800-581-3029. You may also contact us online. We are conveniently located right on the Brookline Newton line on Route 9 in Chestnut Hill. Evening and weekend consultations are available by appointment. Credit cards are accepted.