Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Lansing's Leading Family Law Attorneys - Protect Your Assets With Pre-Nuptial & Post-Nuptial Agreements
To protect your personal assets and property, it is essential that you have proper marital agreement documents drafted by an experienced attorney. Our legal team at Bailey Smith & Bailey, P.C., is comprised of exceptional Lansing prenuptial agreement lawyers who have over 60 years of combined experience handling many different types of family law matters, including pre- and postnuptial agreements.
Establishing a prenuptial agreement does not mean that you plan on getting a divorce in the future. A premarital agreement is best thought of as a means of protecting the assets you are bringing with you into the marriage. This can be particularly important in the case of complex marital estates. Our Okemos family law attorneys can discuss the types of assets you have that may need protecting and how to best accomplish your goals.
Postnuptial agreements operate the same as premarital agreements, but they are drafted after the official marriage documents have been filed. Our dedicated attorneys at Bailey Smith & Bailey, P.C., work closely with our clients to determine which assets they wish to protect and how this can be best accomplished through proper legal documentation.
If one or both spouses in a divorce have acquired substantial assets or real estate during the course of the marriage, the task of property division can become extremely complex. For example, proper valuation must be undertaken and all tax issues carefully considered. Finding qualified legal assistance from a skilled family law firm is vital to protecting your rights and preserving your interests.
Effective Asset Valuation is the Key to Complex Property Division
Proper valuation of high-end assets in a divorce is of the utmost importance. This is especially true in today's distressed economy, where many of these high-end assets are now worth much less than they once were. Spouses have great incentive to conceal these assets or make unreasonable demands about how this valuable marital property should be divided.
Our skilled attorneys have the skill and resources needed to effectively handle high-net worth divorce cases involving the following property and assets:
- Vacation homes and other significant real estate investments
- Trust funds and other inheritances
- Prenuptial agreements
- High-value retirement or pension benefits
- Family businesses or controlling interests in closely held corporations
- Stock options and other lucrative forms of executive compensation
In order to effectively identify and value significant martial assets, we consult with forensic and appraisal experts in a wide range of disciplines, including real estate, business, accounting, pension and trust administration, taxation and more. Our primary objective in all property division matters is to gather and present a comprehensive picture of separate versus marital property.
Assistance With Dividing Debt and Avoiding Unwanted Publicity
Our comprehensive representation allows clients to make informed decisions concerning commercial or residential property, hidden or transferred assets, and debt division. If desired, our firm can pursue a private dispute resolution in order to reduce the impact of a divorce on a business and avoid a public record through the family courts.
At the law office of Bailey Smith & Bailey, PC, we offer experienced and personalized representation that is tailored to meet the unique needs of clients from across the Central Michigan region. With over 60 years of combined experience, our firm provides the legal knowledge, professional resources and aggressive dedication needed to resolve your concerns in a complex divorce.