Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial (“before the marriage”) and postnuptial (“after the marriage”) agreements are contracts between spouses stipulating their rights and interests in the event of dissolution of the marriage by death or divorce.  As contracts, they are subject to the basic tenements of contract law, including consideration and acceptance, interpretation, and performance.  Parties are bound by the contracts they willingly enter into, and their rights can be seriously affected by the terms of the agreement.