Marriage is a major personal and legal commitment. The idea of a prenuptial agreement is not a romantic one. However, many couples find that laying out the terms and expectations of their relationship ahead of time can create a stronger bond between them. A prenuptial agreement can eliminate any uncertainty about intentions between parties by eliminating possible ulterior motives. If an agreement is not in place, the relationship will be subject to New Mexico law regarding how personal assets and liabilities are treated, and who will receive property accumulated during the marriage.
At our Albuquerque law office, our family law attorneys are committed to protecting our clients’ interests in both prenuptial and postnuptial (after the wedding) negotiations. We can provide assistance whether you need help drafting a New Mexico prenuptial agreement or have been asked to sign one. It is important to consult with a Albuquerque family law attorney in order to assure that any agreement you make is legally valid, and provide you with insight as to what can be included in your agreement and what should be avoided.
Please feel free to contact us, with any questions you have regarding prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, or any other family law issue.