Call us today to schedule an initial consultation

Subscribe to our Newsletter for helpful tips and information!
Schaffer Family Law, Ltd.
Call us today to schedule an initial consultation

Subscribe to our Newsletter for helpful tips and information!

The Right Attorney for Critical Family Law Matters

For everyone’s safety, Schaffer Family Law, Ltd. continues to operate remotely. Nonetheless, we remain “open for business” during our regular hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and as always, can be contacted by telephone, video conference, text, or email. Please tell us how we can help you.

AV Distinguished | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubble | Peer Review Rated for ethical standards and legal ability
Avvo
LeadingLawyers | Find a better lawyer, faster
AAML | American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
IAFL | International Academy of Family Lawyers
Rated by Super Lawyers | David N. Schaffer | SuperLawyers.com
Proud Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
Family Law

Family Law

Whatever family law problem you face, we are here to guide you to a better tomorrow.

Divorce

Divorce

Divorce is a difficult process, but can be much easier to bear with guidance from an experienced lawyer.

Child Custody/ Child Support

Child Custody/ Child Support

We are here to protect your parental rights and the best interests of your children.

International Custody / Kidnapping

International Custody /Kidnapping

We have extensive experience handling child custody disputes that cross international borders.

On prenuptial and postnupital agreements

by | Dec 18, 2017 | firm news, property division |

Any couple that has decided to walk down the aisle should, at the very least, have a discussion about a prenuptial agreement. The reasons for this are twofold. First, just having the discussion — even if you decide against signing a prenuptial agreement — can help you and your spouse figure out potential financial stumbling blocks involved in your soon-to-be marriage. Second, and maybe more importantly, a prenuptial agreement can do wonders for your marriage and, if it goes that way, your divorce.

Prenuptial agreements are contracts that provide a hefty set of rules and provisions that guide and dictate how the property division process of your divorce proceeds. It can also do a bunch of other important things, such as:

  • Allow you to provide for children from another marriage or relationship
  • Protect your estate plan or a family business
  • Outline how each other’s debts will be handled in case of divorce
  • Clarify what each spouse’s responsibilities are during the marriage

However, for all the good that prenuptial agreements do, there are some issues and matters that they can’t address, such as:

  • Anything that is illegal
  • Anything related to child custody or child support
  • Anything related to waiving your right to alimony or that may encourage divorce

If you do get a prenuptial agreement, then discuss the details of the contract with an attorney. Additionally, if you don’t have one after getting married but you and your spouse want one, then you could get the post-marital equivalent of a prenup: a postnuptial agreement.

Source: FindLaw, “What Can and Cannot be Included in Prenuptial Agreements,” Accessed Dec. 18, 2017