Miami Postnuptial Agreement Lawyer Knows Finance
Legal solutions that relieve marital stress over money issues
Postnuptial agreements are legal tools that have become popular recently because they allow couples to respond to financial stress in a positive way that strengthens their marriage. Unlike prenuptial agreements, which reflect a couple’s best efforts to prepare for foreseeable marital problems, postnuptial agreements are grounded in the couple’s experience after living together as husband and wife. Rather than laying the groundwork for an amicable divorce, a postnup is a financial reckoning that relieves anxiety over money matters. The Law Offices of Arthur D. Lake, LLC negotiates clear, specific and fair postnuptial agreements, so a couple can enjoy the other benefits of their marriage.
Marriage-saving benefits to opting out of equitable distribution
It is ironic that the protections Florida divorce law provides spouses actually gives them incentives to divorce. One of the factors the court looks at when deciding on property division and alimony is the length of the marriage. Take the example of two professionals who are married. Each has a successful career, but a few years into the marriage, the first spouse suffers a reversal. The second spouse continues to do well, and for a time they live off the second spouse’s income. It becomes clear the first spouse will never earn as much as before, and the second will be the primary breadwinner. Financial problems cloud their marriage, so they begin arguing about every little thing. It occurs to the second spouse that they are heading for divorce. The longer the marriage lasts, the greater the chance that a Florida court will order the second spouse to pay permanent alimony. The second spouse reluctantly decides it would be better to divorce now, while there is a chance that only temporary alimony will be ordered. A postnuptial agreement, where the first spouse agrees to waive rights to permanent alimony, could save their marriage.
Financially sound agreements from a business-savvy attorney
Unlike most Miami postnuptial agreement attorneys, Arthur D. Lake has an extensive background in finance. If financial worries are threatening your marriage, an ordinary family lawyer won’t do. Attorney Arthur Lake can assess your total financial picture and identify areas of strength and weakness. He can craft a solid postnuptial agreement that addresses your areas of concern and provides greater protections for your separate assets. With greater control comes greater confidence, so you can concentrate on other areas of your relationship to strengthen your marriage.
Contact a reliable postnuptial attorney in Miami, Florida
The Law Offices of Arthur D. Lake, LLC advises couples on postnuptial agreements and negotiates fair, legally sound documents. To schedule a free initial consultation, call the firm at 305-378-1414 or contact the office online.