Prenuptial Agreements
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Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys

Prenuptial Agreement Attorney

Lawyers Assisting Clients with Prenups in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, and the Surrounding Areas

Pursuant to Illinois divorce law, assets and debts that are acquired over the course of a marriage are considered marital property/debt. As such, these assets and debts are subject to equitable division as part of a divorce proceeding. Since parties may make expensive purchases and acquire large debts over the course of their marriage, having a prenuptial agreement in place prior to tying the knot is often preferable.

A prenuptial agreement, which becomes effective upon marriage, allows the parties to agree how assets, property, and debt will be divided and distributed in the event of a marriage breakdown. If parties sign a prenuptial agreement and the wedding is subsequently called off, the agreement is unenforceable.

If you are contemplating marriage in the State of Illinois, having a prenuptial agreement in play is advisable. The experienced prenuptial agreement attorneys at Nigohosian & Dahlquist, P.C. can assist you with drafting a clear, concise, and enforceable prenuptial agreement.

Illinois Prenuptial Agreements Can Control the Division of Assets and Debts

An Illinois prenuptial agreement can provide for the equitable division of a variety of assets and debts post-divorce, including the following:

  • Homes
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Antiques and other valuable assets acquired
  • Mortgage payments
  • Credit card debt/payments
  • Loan payments
  • Car payments

Enforceability of Illinois Prenuptial Agreements

In order for an Illinois prenuptial agreement to be enforceable, the agreement must be voluntarily signed by both parties. A prenuptial agreement is invalid if either party's signature is obtained by duress or coercion.

Pursuant to Illinois case law, duress refers to a "condition where one is induced by a wrongful act or threat of another to make a contract under circumstances which deprive the individual of the exercise of free will."

A court may also invalidate a prenuptial agreement that is unconscionable or grossly unfair, under certain circumstances.

Contact a Wheaton Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer Today

The experienced prenuptial agreement attorneys at Nigohosian & Dahlquist, P.C. have the necessary legal knowledge and experience to draft a working and enforceable prenuptial agreement on your behalf.

Our prenuptial agreement lawyers represent clients in Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lisle, Darien, Naperville, and the surrounding areas. We also assist clients in Kane, Kendall, Will, and Cook Counties with drafting prenuptial agreements and litigating and resolving all other divorce and child custody issues. To schedule a consultation with one of our trusted prenuptial agreement attorneys, call us at 630-462-0610 or contact us online.

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