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Can You Keep Premarital Assets Separate from Marital Property?
Yes, marriage is supposed to mean joining resources to make a life together. But not all spouses bring an equal share of property or asset value into a marriage. Some individuals have significant financial resources or a meaningful inheritance that they wish to be kept separate from joint marital property.
If you are considering marriage and have significant premarital assets that you feel should be protected from joint property in the event of divorce, come to
Greenberg & Krieger LLP for solutions. We can help you protect your premarital assets with a well-written prenuptial agreement. If a prenuptial agreement isn’t enough, or you are already married and considering divorce, we will assess your circumstances and give you an honest appraisal of your legal situation. Our
attorneys have been protecting the rights of individuals through divorce for decades.
"Laws regarding maintaining separate property after marriage are complex. We will help you understand your rights and are ready to fight to protect your financial interests from an unfair distribution of premarital assets in your divorce settlement." Attorney Amy Greenberg
The best way to preserve separate status for your premarital assets is by getting a legally enforceable signed prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement. As long as you refrain from commingling assets and financial resources after marriage, you may be able to retain individual classification on property such as:
- Inheritance and gifted property
- Family trusts
- Business property
- Pre-marriage value of pension and employee benefits
From our offices in Stamford, Connecticut, our lawyers represent individuals in divorce and family law matters in communities throughout Fairfield County. Call us or contact us by e-mail for a complimentary initial consultation with an experienced family law attorney.