Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer in Columbus, OH
Compassionate and Personalized Counsel for Your Prenup
While most people think it is in bad taste to set up a marital contract like a prenuptial agreement or "prenup," we at Grossman Law Offices believe doing so is a realistic and wise precaution. If you are interested in establishing a prenuptial agreement before your marriage, we can prepare all the necessary paperwork on your behalf. We will make sure that the language used in your agreement is concise and clear.
The following matters can be outlined in a prenuptial agreement:
- Property division
- Debt protection from your spouse
- Alimony payments
- Expectations and financial rights during the marriage
When you work with our legal team, our Columbus prenuptial agreement attorneys can also apply over 40 years of experience to help you find a marital agreement solution that will work for your needs and plans. We believe that it's our role as family lawyers to listen and support our clients as they make important decisions for their families, and we are happy to provide that service for couples in Columbus and beyond.
We welcome you to call us at (614) 344-4311 to request a consultation.
What Is a Cohabitation Agreement?
A cohabitation agreement works similarly to a prenuptial agreement. However, the difference is the couple is not married; rather, they are living together.
The state of Ohio does not protect the rights of cohabitating couples, but you can utilize a cohabitation agreement in order to determine what happens to shared property in the event you break up. These agreements are often more enforceable than written agreements because relationships have no implied contractual relationship. A cohabitation agreement can including legal forms to help resolve the differences between the couple.
Normally, when a relationship ends and two parties are living together, they may reach contentious levels trying to determine who gets what. With a cohabitation agreement – much like the prenuptial agreement – the parties can detail who gets what in the event of a separation and the matters can resolve more smoothly.
Who Can Get a Prenuptial Agreement?
Contrary to popular belief, prenuptial agreements are not just for those with a high net worth. Any engaged couple wanting to prepare for the future can decide to create a prenuptial agreement, which will assist both parties in the event of a divorce. Every state has its own requirements for prenuptial agreements, however, and Ohio is no different in this respect.
Your agreement must meet the following conditions in order to get a prenup in Ohio:
- The terms of the agreement do not encourage divorce;
- Both parties are freely entering into the agreement without fraud or coercion; and
- All owned properties have been accurately and clearly stated.
More Than 40 Years of Experience
With more than four decades of experience behind us, our firm is confident in our abilities to assist you with complex family law disputes and contracts. Our firm has two attorneys, including our founder, who have earned the certification of Board Certified Family Law Specialists by the Ohio State Bar Association. This means that they possess expert and well-versed knowledge regarding this specific area of the law.
Why should you retain our services? Consider the following reasons:
- We have more than four decades of experience
- We were named among the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News
- We are highly rated by Avvo
Regardless of the complex nature of your case, we can help you feel at ease if you are about to marry. We hope you may never need to use your agreement, but in the event you do, you will be better prepared. Our firm is here to protect your interests and assets – and help you pursue your desired outcome.
Have questions about setting up a prenuptial agreement? Please give us a call at (614) 344-4311 at your earliest convenience for answers.
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