Information About Postnuptial Agreements

By | February 13, 2012

When you talk about agreements regarding marriage or divorce, most people assume you’re talking about the ever-popular prenuptial or premarital agreement. But postnuptial agreements can have a big impact on your life, as well, which is why it will be so important to understand exactly what goes into making these documents unique from other marital and divorce documents.

Simply put, a postnuptial agreement is an agreement you sign with your spouse after getting married. As it so happens, it can be very similar to a prenuptial agreement simply because many of the details contained therein may be similar – distribution of assets, etc. By signing it postnuptially, you will however require a different kind of document altogether, which is exactly where these forms come in.

There are actually a few types of postnuptial agreements. There is the standard postnuptial agreement, which is simply a form or document that allows you to determine what will happen to property in the event of a spousal death or in the event of a divorce.

There is also a postnuptial amendment form that allows you to change these details at any time, which is why it’s a good idea to have these documents readily available in combination with the original postnuptial agreement form itself.

Lastly, there is the postnuptial termination agreement which essentially tears up the old agreement so that you can either start from scratch – or simply continue to live your marriage as you like it. Whatever your reasons, it may be beneficial to have these postnuptial termination agreements handy in case you want to throw out what you’ve already put to paper. After all, as long as both of you agree to the terms, you can essentially agree to whatever you want – within the context of legality, of course.

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