Prenuptial Agreements
Law Office of Vincent C. Machroli, P.C.
High Point Plaza, 4415 West Harrison Street, Suite 213, Hillside, IL 60162
High Point Plaza, 4415 West Harrison Street, Suite 213
Hillside, IL 60162

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Hillside Illinois Prenuptial Agreement Attorney

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Marital Agreement Lawyer Serving Oak Park, Maywood, Forest Park, and Throughout the Area

Before getting married, many couples consider a prenuptial (a.k.a. premarital) agreement. This type of agreement allows couples the flexibility to determine the division of property in advance should the marriage not work out. Prenuptial agreements can be quite complex, however. For this reason, it is important to have it drawn up by an experienced family law attorney who is looking out for your best interests.

For over three decades, the Law Office of Vincent C. Machroli, P.C. has successfully handled all types of divorce and family law matters for clients in Cook County, DuPage County, and communities throughout the Chicagoland area. We have in-depth knowledge of prenuptial agreements, how to approach the subject of a prenup with your spouse-to-be, and what should and should not be included.

We are responsive, detail-oriented, and we deliver highly personalized representation to each client we serve. We take the time to thoroughly examine your case and the issues that are most important to you, so we can most effectively achieve your desired outcome(s).

Reasons to Consider Prenuptial Agreements

A premarital agreement can address just about any issue within the marriage, except for allocation of parental responsibilities for minor children. In general, prenuptial agreements are enforceable so long as the agreement was entered into voluntarily by both parties, and the court does not find the agreement "unconscionable" (or overly one-sided). Prenups can be useful in a number of different circumstances. Some of the most common include:

  • Individuals with Significant Financial Assets: If both spouses are entering the marriage with a high amount of financial assets, it may be best to specify how these assets will be divided in the event of a divorce.
  • Individuals with Major Differences in Net Worth: When one spouse has a significantly higher net worth or earning ability than the other, a prenuptial agreement can help ensure that there is no financial motivation for getting married.
  • Individuals with Children from Previous Marriages: If you are bringing in children from previous marriages or relationships, a premarital agreement can protect your children's financial interests by spelling out ahead of time what their inheritance will be.
  • Business Owners: If one or both spouses owns part (or all) of a business, it is important to ensure that a divorce does not negatively impact the business. This is particularly true if there are other partners involved. A prenuptial agreement can be crafted so that, regardless of the long-term outcome of the marriage, the business stays in the hands of the current owner(s).

Contact an Oak Park Marital Agreement Lawyer

A prenuptial agreement can be a very useful document to provide a greater sense of certainty and peace of mind going into a marriage. At the Law Office of Vincent C. Machroli, P.C., we can draft an agreement that will both protect your interests and pass muster with the court. For a free consultation with our skilled Oak Park prenuptial agreements attorney, contact our office today at 708-449-7400.

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