“Prenups” affect the legal rights of married couples in the event of divorce or death. It is much more common these days to plan for these events before you get married in order to mitigate the financial risks of marriage. If you don’t, you could be surprised at what you owe to your spouse in the form of property or support. This can be devastating to a spouse who built a successful business during the marriage or who enters a marriage with substantially more property than the other spouse.
As an experienced Portland family law firm, we help our clients understand Oregon marriage laws so they don’t make this mistake. That way you can make an informed decision about how to protect your wealth. Aside from affecting the property rights of each spouse, prenups can determine the amount of support, if any, a spouse will re. These arrangements can be tricky because if the support provisions are too harsh, courts will not enforce them. A good prenup attorney will craft an enforceable, fair prenup agreement that will provide for both you and your spouse after marriage. You can rely on our help to do just that.