Prenuptial, Postnuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are contracts entered into by a couple preparing for marriage. Married couples who qualify under Minnesota law may enter into postnuptial agreements. These agreements address property issues such as income, assets and liabilities that may arise in the event of divorce or death. The agreements may also provide for greater awards of property to children from previous marriages or to safeguard assets when one spouse brings substantially more resources to the marriage. Couples who do not intend to or cannot legally marry (e.g., same-sex couples) may use cohabitation agreements to address these same issues should their relationship end.

Legal counsel to such people includes drafting the agreements, representation during the negotiation of such agreements, fully explaining to clients the legal significance of an agreement and the ramifications of either having or not having an agreement, and providing representation for individuals when disputes arise as to the enforcement of such agreements.

Berg, Debele, DeSmidt & Rabuse, P.A., is committed to providing all resources available to our clients. Our High Conflict Resolution Resources Center provides information and resources specific to the needs of families struggling with divorce, custody issues, parenting time and responsibility issues, child development and mental health services.