DIVORCE LAW WITH K. KELSO LAW
UTILIZING A MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
Unfortunately, many divorce proceedings go through the court process and result in burnt bridges and bitter feelings. At K. Kelso Law, we construct a marital settlement agreement (MSA), a contract defining the terms of the couple’s divorce. A marital settlement agreement is mutually agreed upon by both parties and can smooth the process and avoid miscommunication in the divorce. An MSA thoroughly details each aspect of the dissolution of marriage, such as child custody and support, spousal support, and distribution of shared property and assets.
PREPARING FOR DIVORCE WITH A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT (PRENUP)
With approximately 50% of marriages resulting in divorce or separation, each participant should hope for the best but prepare for the worst. Setting up a prenuptial agreement before marriage is just smart accounting. Here at K. Kelso Law, we like to call them pre-yups - because they're a must before tying the knot.
A prenup lists all of the property, assets, and debts each person brings into the marriage and details the distribution and rights if the marriage ends. The divorce process becomes easier, cheaper, and faster if an enforceable prenup is agreed-upon before marriage.
LEARN MORE ABOUT PRENUPS
Watch this video from Kate to learn more about prenuptial agreements and why you should have one if you are planning on getting married.
STILL GOOD BUT NOT GREAT
A postnuptial agreement is a great option for couples who may be struggling with their marriage, but intend to remain married. This differs from a prenuptial agreement in that t is agreed-upon after marriage occurs, and therefore not as enforceable if a couple divorces.
But, hey, it's better than nothing and we're all for it. Never a bad idea to take your finances by the horns and control your future.
THE ADVANTAGE OF
HIRING A DIVORCE LAWYER
The divorce process is stressful for everyone. Contrary to what you see in popular media, a divorce attorney can actually save you time and aggravation by facilitating a speedy and civilized process. A divorce lawyer will schedule proper proceedings and present all of the forms necessary, organizing the separation process. Without the skilled support of an attorney, you may end up making an agreement that is unfair to you or that doesn’t consider all circumstances. Get in touch with K. Kelso Law today for a trustworthy attorney that will always act in your best interests.