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Postnuptial Agreements

What is a Postnuptial Agreement?

If you wish to have an agreement about how assets and investments will be handled in the event of a divorce or other life-altering event, you have several options available to you. At the Law Offices of James M. Chesloe, we have the knowledge and experience to advise you on how to create an agreement to protect your future.

Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements are used by couples that want a clear understanding about rights to specific property and other assets brought into a marriage. If you have questions about how to properly manage such an agreement, contact me. I will walk you through the process and help you build an agreement that is legally sound and crafted to fit your unique circumstances.

Helping Clients Understand and Create Postnuptial Agreements

A postnuptial agreement can have the same force as a prenuptial agreement. The major difference is that it is created after marriage. In Illinois, postnuptial agreements are legally relevant in the midst of divorce proceedings provided that they are in compliance with requirements set forth in the Illinois Dissolution of Marriage Act. James M. Chesloe knows what information is required and will make sure that your agreement is compliant and legally sound.

Sometimes referred to as a post-marital agreement, a postnuptial agreement can outline the handling of:

  • Assets (tangible and intangible)
  • Properties and real estate interests
  • Business interests and concerns

When creating a postnuptial agreement, it is imperative that you work with an experienced attorney. I have been practicing family law for over 34 years and am knowledgeable about what language must be included in legal documents filed in Illinois. I also know what issues are not enforceable in a court of law. I help couples throughout Cook, DuPage and Will counties with family law matters, handling each case with equity, honesty and completeness.

Discussing postnuptial agreements may add a level of stress to your relationship that you aren’t prepared for. It makes sense to hire an attorney who knows how to skillfully handle such a delicate topic. I will communicate the purpose of the agreement and encourage communication about defining legal decisions. You are right to take the time to make sure that your affairs will be handled in the future. The future may be uncertain, but having a postnuptial agreement adds a level of certainty that you can count on.

If you are considering a postnuptial agreement or need to make changes to an existing agreement, contact me today. I will sit down with you personally to help you arrive at a solution that is in your best interest.

The Law Offices of James M. Chesloe serves clients in Willow Springs, Western Springs, Brookfield, La Grange, Countryside, Hickory Hills, Lyons, Westchester, Stickney, Oak Lawn, and throughout Chicagoland as well as in Cook, DuPage and Will counties.

For a free initial consultation, call 708-579-5353 or Email me today.

James M. Chesloe, LTD, represents clients throughout Illinois, including those in the cities of La Grange, Chicago, La Grange Park, Brookfield, Berwyn, Countryside, Willow Springs, Western Springs, Willowbrook, Indian Head Park, Riverside, North Riverside, Lyons, Westchester and other Western Chicago suburbs as well as the greater counties of Cook, Will and DuPage.
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