Marital Agreement Attorney & Lawyer
The purpose of a marital agreement is to negotiate reasonable and fair solutions or conditions regarding any issue involving finances, custody and visitation, spousal support, divorce settlements, trusts, or other relevant legal issues relating to a marriage.
Marital agreements are typically conducted in the process of family law mediation with both parties and their respective legal counsel, in an attempt to calmly arrive at a common agreement for specific family law issues. The legal counsel you choose to represent your legal rights and interests may be essential in achieving your desired marital agreement goals.
The most common types of marital agreements are:
- Prenuptial agreements: A prenuptial agreement is a document that is utilized by one of the individual's entering into a marriage to protect their property and assets in the event that the marriage ends in divorce. A prenuptial agreement lists all of your individual assets and property which will not be considered marital property once you are married. Since they are not considered marital property, they cannot be divided by the equitable distribution laws that govern the distribution of property upon divorce.
- Marital settlement agreements: A post-marital agreement is a legal contract that is created and signed after a marriage. It is also called a marital settlement agreement or property settlement agreement. Generally, marital agreements provide circumstances for payment of support, division of property and debts, child custody, child support, parenting plans, visitation, and/or timesharing.
- Marital separation agreements: Marital separation agreements are written contracts between a husband and wife entering into the divorce process. Marital separation agreements can be drawn up when a couple first decides to split up or during official divorce proceedings. Marital separation agreements are often called property settlement agreements. This is because marital separation agreements are contracts which specify how property is to be divided, how alimony and/or custody will be paid (when applicable) and to spell out other legal rights during the dissolution of marriage.
- Marital property agreements: Associated with the equitable distribution of property and assets, a marital property agreement documents a mutual agreement terms distribution of specific property and assets. The marital property agreement usually acknowledges a fair, but not necessarily equal, division of marital property. In Ohio, marital property is defined as assets, income or property acquired during the marriage.
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Even in situations where the issues of a marital agreement were successfully mediated prior to a court hearing, in order for the agreement to be valid, the court must sign off on the agreement as fair and reasonable.
As a law firm which provides professional legal services relating to marital agreement issues, we are experienced, prepared, and well qualified to represent you in even the most difficult of legal challenges you may be facing. We are well versed in marital and family law, and know how to apply the law to your specific legal needs and goals.
If you require professional legal advice and representation regarding marital agreement issues, contact our office to schedule a confidential, legal consultation with an experienced marital agreement attorney & lawyer. Contact Attorney Jeff Levy (419) 244-1001 to schedule a Free Initial Confidential, Legal Consultation.
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