Oregon Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

At our Portland law office, we have many years of experience drafting prenuptial agreements, including cohabitation if the couple has been living together. Prenuptial agreements are contracts that spell out the duties and responsibilities of each spouse if the marriage should end in divorce or death. Our clients include young people newly engaged to be married, and older people who need to protect their children's interests.

Attorney Suzanne J. Noland knows that the best prenuptial agreement is the one that stands up in court or minimizes the issues in a contested divorce. For more information about our approach to prenuptial agreements, contact us or call 503-228-7591.

Who Needs a Prenuptial Agreement?

Although almost any issue can be included, prenuptial agreements are usually about money. Not everyone needs a prenuptial agreement. It is most frequently used by those with substantial assets to protect. Generally, prenuptial agreements are beneficial to people who:

  • Own a business
  • Have more substantial assets than the intended spouse
  • Have significant inherited wealth
  • Have a lucrative profession or career
  • Have children or grandchildren
  • Need protection from the debts of the intended spouse

Contact an Attorney Who Can Draft an Enforceable Prenuptial Agreement

Although prenuptial agreements are enforceable under Oregon law, the courts pay very careful attention to the circumstances under which they were signed. That is why it is important to have an attorney who understands what the courts look for in any prenuptial agreement. Clients of our law firm can be assured that our attorney has taken care to draft prenuptial agreements knowing that they will be carefully examined. For more information about developing enforceable prenuptial agreements, contact our Oregon attorney, Suzanne J. Noland.