EP: 176

Melinda M. Previtera

The Biggest Benefits of Postnuptial Agreements With Melinda Previtera

We've all heard of prenuptial agreements, those agreements signed by the marrying parties before the wedding.

But what about postnuptial agreements?

They may be rare, but they can be just as valuable.

Many people don't understand that marriage is a legally binding contractual obligation. There are built-in legal requirements for support and property division within this contract, based on your state's law. You are entering into a legal agreement just by getting married why not go further and decide how you want your assets divided, instead of leaving it up to the state.

Melinda M. Previtera is a graduate of Rutgers Law school and was named to the Top 40 Under 40 list by the Institute of Family Lawyers. She holds a certification in mediation and practices in all areas of family law as a Partner at Petrelli Previtera, LLC in Philadelphia.

On this episode of Divorce Dialogues, Melinda joins Katherine to explain what postnuptial agreements are and how couples can use them to help communicate their wants and needs to navigate their expectations around money and property division.

Listen in as Melinda shares why postnuptial agreements are not just for the wealthy. She'll offer some advice on how to broach the topic with your partner so you can determine the specifics of your financial future as a couple.

The truth is ALL marriages end, either by death or divorce. A postnuptial agreement can be part of a couple's financial planning, offering each person the safety, security, and knowledge of what will happen so they can stop worrying about the what-ifs.

Topics Covered

How postnuptial agreements work

Who should consider a postnuptial agreement

The most significant benefit of a postnuptial agreement

The essential conversations missing from most marriages

How discussing expectations around money can strengthen your relationship

How a postnuptial agreement can help with estate planning

How a postnuptial agreement can effectively protect the assets of the family and each individual

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