How Do Marital Agreements Benefit You And Your Spouse?

Do you or your intended spouse have assets or liabilities? Are you contemplating a second marriage, and you are uncertain how it will affect your assets or pension? Determining who is responsible for which finances or property can help you and your spouse set boundaries and resolve conflict. Whether your family is just starting out or is changing, our familiarity with Louisiana marital agreements lets us help you create stable agreements.

The Law Firm of Hesni & Parrales, PLC, has experience with prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. We understand that you are doing what you can to protect your family, and we respect you and your needs. We will not treat you like just another case. Your circumstances are unique, and we understand how to create legally binding agreements that take your needs into account. We want to help you make the decisions that are right for your family.

Differences Between A Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreement

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements have the same purpose: to determine what should happen with your family's finances and property. The differences between the two are in timing and what they consider.

Prenuptial agreements are good for a new marriage, especially when one or both spouses have debt, student loans, property or children. Prenuptial agreements can clarify financial allocations or inheritance questions. A prenuptial agreement can set the tone for who has what responsibilities before you run into the conflicts that commonly occur when you blend your finances early in marriage.

Postnuptial agreements are ways to adapt when your family circumstances shift. Staying home with a new baby, changing employment and many other life changes may mean you want to change which partner in your marriage is responsible for what, or you may need to protect a family member who is more vulnerable to a change.

How Can I Learn More?

Our offices are conveniently located in Gretna, and we work throughout Jefferson Parish. Our lawyers can give you highly personalized assistance when deciding if you need a marital agreement and when drafting an agreement. To speak with an attorney, call our office at 504-361-0018 or email us.