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Pre- and Postnuptial Agreements

West Chester Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers Prepare You for Any Outcome

Providing compassionate, client-focused counsel before, during and after your marriage

Life often brings unforeseen challenges and obstacles that affect a marriage. Unfortunately, marriages sometimes end, and it is important to understand the implications of divorce for each party. At The Law Office of Marta S. Laynas, you get the support and information you need to make sound decisions about your future so that you are prepared. You deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing your rights are protected and having a staunch advocate on your side.

You don’t need to be wealthy to have a prenuptial agreement

Property distribution and spousal support conflicts can inflict an unnecessary amount of stress and financial burdens upon parties going through a divorce. Many people mistakenly believe that prenuptial agreements are reserved for wealthy people with a lot to lose. However, prenuptial agreements are an effective way for any couple to save time and money and reduce stress, regardless of the amount of money and property involved. A properly executed premarital agreement can eliminate future conflicts and allow parties to expedite the divorce process. Premarital agreements allow  the parties to negotiate how property is to be divided in the event of a separation or divorce. Usually, provisions regarding child support or custody are only honored by the court if they are in the best interests of the child. Postnuptial agreements are identical to prenuptial agreements in form and content, but they are executed after a marriage has occurred rather than before the union.

How to challenge the validity of a signed prenuptial agreement

Under Pennsylvania law, the party seeking to invalidate a pre- or postnuptial agreement bears the burden of proving with clear and convincing evidence that:

  • The party did not execute the agreement voluntarily.
  • The other party did not provide a fair and reasonable disclosure of property or financial obligations.

Unless you can prove fraud or concealment of assets, it is unlikely that a court will invalidate a properly executed premarital agreement. A reputable divorce lawyer can provide valuable advice before you sign any contracts. The Law Office of Marta S. Laynas has the skills and legal knowledge you need to fully understand your rights and protect your future.

Consult a reliable West Chester law firm for all your prenuptial agreement questions and concerns

It is important to be prepared for any situation. The Law Office of Marta S. Laynas gives you the information and resources you need to understand how your rights are affected during and after a divorce. Located in the township of West Chester, the office provides convenient access to West Chester Family Court and ample parking. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and evening appointments are provided if necessary. Call 610-692-3460 or contact the firm online to schedule an initial consultation.

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  • West Chester Office
    1221 West Chester Pike
    West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382
    Phone: 610-692-3460
    Fax: 610-692-4076