A post-marriage agreement is an agreement between a couple that provides for the couple`s agreement on how their property should be distributed in the event of divorce or separation. Like marital agreements, post-marital agreements cannot deal with issues or custody of children, because what happens with a child after a divorce or separation is a matter for a court. Issues relating to the custody and home visit of the children must be resolved by a judge after the best interests of the child have been considered. Family lawyers at Rowe Law Offices in Wyomissing and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, design and verify marital and post-marital arrangements and advise and represent clients in a variety of family law cases. Post-nuptial arrangements are fairly common, but are not prescribed by Pennsylvania law. For example, if the parties to the divorce live apart and no one wants anything from each other, an agreement probably wouldn`t be no… with the exception of the additional legal time devoted to the case. Under Pennsylvania law, once a divorce is final and if each party has what each party has in possession (and according to the title where real estate, vehicles etc. are involved) and no formal claim has been made by one of the parties in a document, if the divorce is final, no party can successfully state what the other party owns. What each party has belongs to that one party, by law, without written agreement. Post-nuptial agreements are not as easy to defend as marital agreements, but they can be useful. If you have excessive requirements that you want to protect, make sure you have an agreement before or even after your wedding. You`re entitled to your business, no matter what happens in your relationships.

Pennsylvania family lawyers in the law firms of Sheryl R. Rentz, P.C. have the knowledge and experience to help you design a post-uptial agreement. We can guide you through the process and help you design a safe and beneficial agreement that helps protect your individual assets. Post-ascending agreements are more difficult to defend in the courts than marital agreements. It is therefore important that they are designed correctly. It is equally important to update the agreement from time to time. The adjustment of the agreement to the circumstances of the marriage change will maintain the relevant and applicable document. A post-nuptial agreement serves an important purpose when it is agreed that one party must receive something from the other party at some point in the future, after the divorce is final. Such agreements can also be very useful in determining custody of minor children and agreed assistance to these children and the custody plan (as well as future payments from one ex-spouse to another if an agreement on support is reached).