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Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

Protecting Your Interests - Helping Couples throughout Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, when a couple divorces, their assets are divided according to property law even if the assets were owned by a spouse prior to the marriage. This can lead to a difficult divorce with both sides arguing for what should be divided and what should not be divided. At Burbach & Stansbury S.C. our Milwaukee family law attorneys have 60 years of combined experience crafting both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that couple can put in place to avoid the headache of Wisconsin property laws.

If you need help drafting any of these agreements, call us at (414) 721-9611.

The Difference Between a Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreement

legal books on prenuptial agreements sit on a desk beside a gavel and a scales of justice statuePrenuptial and postnuptial agreements in Wisconsin are legally binding. Also known as Marital Reclassification Agreements, they serve the same purpose and that is to protect assets, properties, and finances of both parties in the unfortunate event that the marriage ends, such as if the couple decides to divorce or death of a spouse occurs.

The only difference between the two is the time the agreement was drafted and filed. As their names imply, a prenuptial agreement filed before a couple weds, while a postnuptial agreement is filed any time after the wedding.

What can be included in these agreements?

  • Division of assets including real estate properties, stocks, life insurance, vehicles, and other valuable items
  • Division of debts and other ongoing expenses such as mortgages
  • Awarding of alimony
  • Preservation of gifted or inherited assets

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Properly written and executed prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can stand in place of many of Wisconsin’s community property laws once they are agreed upon by both parties. If you are looking to draft a prenuptial or postnuptial contract agreement, seek Burbach & Stansbury S.C. Our Milwaukee family law attorneys are committed to drafting a marital agreement that is tailored to your unique situation and needs.

Contact (414) 721-9611 to schedule an initial consultation with our firm.