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Do You Need A Prenuptial Agreement?

Last updated on February 15, 2021

Over the years, our prenuptial agreement attorneys at Sneider Kellman, PC, in Chestnut Hill have represented many high-asset clients. Some assets, like closely held businesses, family accounts and trusts, often lead to complex litigation in Massachusetts courts.

Transparency Now Can Help You Later

“My family will be upset if I talk about how much the trust is worth.”

This is something that we commonly hear from clients who are concerned about disclosing their finances to a potential spouse. They worry about balancing the need to protect their interests with the need to protect their families and future spouses. It can be complicated.

At Sneider Kellman, PC, we often explain to clients that failure to disclose an asset can make your prenup or postnup unenforceable later on. Each situation is different, but it is generally best to disclose everything upfront and with a lawyer’s guidance – before you enter into the agreement.

Changing Views On Prenuptial Agreements

Prenups do not have the stigma attached to them that they once did. In fact, most people who have family wealth or family businesses consider prenuptial agreements as one more step in the wedding planning process. Further, Massachusetts has very liberal prenup laws.

The law says that a prenup has to be fair when it is drafted and fair when it is enforced. So, if things are done correctly by a well-qualified lawyer, your premarital agreement will generally serve as effective legal protection if you ever need it down the road. 

Contact Our Firm Today

If you have questions about drafting prenuptial agreements or concerns about how a prenup can affect your finances, contact us to speak with an experienced Massachusetts prenuptial lawyer. Call us in Chestnut Hill at 617-278-1881 or contact us online.