Making Changes to a Prenuptial Agreement


Your needs as a married couple may change as time goes on and the prenuptial agreement you initially created together might need to be modified to ensure it still meets each party’s needs. However, in order for any changes to be made to a prenuptial agreement, both spouses must agree to it. Otherwise, this important legal document will remain as it is.

How o Modify Your Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements protect the interests of both spouses and, just as you both needed to agree to the terms when it was first made, you must also agree on any changes you make later on.

Below are some of the most common reasons why spouses choose to revoke or alter their prenuptial agreement:

  • You both agree to do away with your prenuptial agreement.
  • You agree to redistribute your property allocation.
  • You acquired more property that was not included in your original prenuptial agreement.
  • You now have children that need to be accounted for in the document.

Once you and your spouse decide to change your prenuptial agreement, you can either create an amendment to the original document or you can sign a separate contract to modify the terms. Oftentimes, prenuptial agreements also include terms as to what should be done if cancellations or amendments are necessary, so this will help provide some guidance throughout the process.

Prenuptial agreements serve an important function for spouses, so if you both want to update it to reflect your current needs, it is important to speak to an experienced attorney, so you can ensure it remains valid and effective.

Discuss Modifying Your Prenuptial Agreement with a Skilled Family Law Attorney Today!

If you and your spouse agree to alter the terms of your prenuptial agreement, it is important to discuss your case with an experienced attorney. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff, our attorney has more than three decades of experience. You can rely on us to provide the knowledgeable guidance and advice you need to make all the necessary changes to your prenuptial agreement. You can rest assured this important legal document will effectively address your need.

Reach out to our law office today at (805) 633-4999 to set up a free initial case evaluation with our experienced family law attorney to learn more about what it takes to change your prenuptial agreement.

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