Prenuptial Agreements For Clients On The Northshore And The Southshore

Couples choose to enter matrimonial agreements — sometimes called prenuptial agreements or "prenups" — for many sound reasons. The most common is to account for a large disparity between the husband's and wife's financial conditions by establishing rules for property division should the marriage end in divorce. Entering a mutually acceptable agreement now could prevent painful and costly litigation later in life.

The Louisiana Civil Code contains many specific requirements and stipulations for valid matrimonial agreements. The legal terms used can be cryptic or confusing. Contracts that do not meet these requirements may be declared null and void. Much like an insurance policy, it is critical to understand what your prenuptial agreement covers and how it will be applied. Only a qualified family lawyer can reliably guide you on these issues.

Your Attorneys For Louisiana Marriage Agreements

We are experienced prenuptial agreement attorneys with offices in St. Tammany Parish and Metairie. We will talk through your objectives as a couple and draft an agreement ideally suited to your unique situation. We will:

  • Explain applicable laws regarding what the agreement can and cannot accomplish in terms you understand
  • Base her recommendations and the options presented to you on a thorough understanding of key considerations such as one spouse's desire to provide for children from a prior marriage or maintain a business he or she has built
  • Call upon other qualified professionals as necessary to provide asset valuations or other information integral to the process

Attorney Michelle Demarest-Sunseri is a certified collaborative professional who is adept at helping people work together productively and arrive at mutually acceptable agreements.

Let's Talk Through Your Specific Concerns And Form A Plan

In addition to drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to cover financial and property concerns, our firm is also a resource for anyone who is divorcing with such an agreement in place. As skilled negotiators and formidable litigators, we are well-equipped to defend or challenge matrimonial agreements when justified.

Contact Us

To arrange a face-to-face consultation to discuss the formation of a marital agreement or any other family law issue, call 985-218-0494 or 504-662-9596, or send us an email. We advise and represent clients throughout southeastern Louisiana.