Pre-Marital Agreements

For certain couples, a pre-marital agreement may be useful as a tool to prevent family disputes and/or divorce related issues in the future. For example, a person remarrying may wish to preserve his or her home for the children of a first marriage; a young person planning marriage may have no wealth of their own but may wish to protect family wealth in the event of a death or divorce. Massachusetts law does recognize and enforce pre-marital agreements; however, careful drafting is the key to ensuring that your goals are addressed and to satisfying the Court’s requirements.