ASSET PROTECTION

/ASSET PROTECTION

The area of family law comes not only when two parties are separating or have a custody dispute, but also in the pre-marriage planning state, or even during the marriage. Nevada law on community property is the default; however, the parties are free to contract around Nevada community property law so long as it is a fair arms length agreement and does not violate Nevada public policy.

Call The Law Offices of Andriea A. Aden, Esq., today at 775-622-9245 if you have questions regarding asset protection.

Premarital/Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Prempartial/Pre-Nuptial Agreements are a way for two parties who are about to be married to protect their assets in the event of a divorce. Like a will, which is only effective upon death, a prenuptial agreement is only effective upon divorce or separation; however, how the parties live their life and handle their assets during the marriage is very much controlled by the prenuptial agreement.

Prenuptial agreements can only deal with division of assets and debts and alimony. Prenuptial agreements cannot address any issues related to custody or child support.

Call The Law Offices of Andriea A. Aden, Esq., today at 775-622-9245 if you have questions regarding prenuptial agreements.

Post-Nuptial Agreements

Post-nuptial agreements are essential prenuptial agreements that are executed after the parties are married where the parties agree how to divide or classify certain property. Nevada law has slightly different requirements for post-nuptial agreements versus prenuptial agreements, so seeking the advice of an attorney to obtain an enforceable post-nuptial agreement is imperative.

Often post-nuptial agreements come in to play when a party is buying a house or received a significant inheritance they want to keep protected.

Call The Law Offices of Andriea A. Aden, Esq., today at 775-622-9245 if you have questions regarding postnuptial agreements.

Property Distribution Agreements

Property distribution agreements come in to play when you are not married and do not have a domestic partnership, but own property together that you need to divide. Property distribution agreements are more a creature of contract law then family law, but could have implications in family court if the parties also have children together and need to address issues of custody. Family court can address issues of custody and property in these cases.

Call The Law Offices of Andriea A. Aden, Esq., today at 775-622-9245 if you have questions regarding property distribution agreements.

Cohabitation Agreements

Cohabitation agreements come in to play when you are not married and do not have a domestic partnership, but want to buy a house together or start a business together. Cohabitation agreements are more a creature of contract law then family law, but could have implications in family court if the parties were to get married or register a domestic partnership or have children together.

Cohabitation agreements, like prenuptial agreements, cannot address issues of custody or child support, but can only address ownership of property and distribution of the same in the event of a separation.

Call The Law offices of Andriea A. Aden, Esq., today at 775-622-9245 if you have questions regarding cohabitation agreements.

Domestic Partnership Agreements

Domestic Partnership Agreements are effectively prenuptial agreements when the parties register a domestic partnership versus getting married. See Prenuptial Agreements.

Parties to a domestic partnership can also agree to change Nevada community property law should they so choose.

Call The Law Offices of Andriea A. Aden, Esq., today at 775-622-9245 if you have questions regarding domestic partnership agreements.