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Postnuptial Agreements May Help Protect Stay-At-Home Moms

Having children is a milestone in marriage that necessitates a lot of changes. For some families, one of the changes means that the mother will stay home to care for the children. While making that decision might be best for the children, it is vital that the woman consider how the decision might affect her.

As unpleasant as it is to think of at the time, every woman who is thinking of staying home with her children should consider how that would affect her life in the event her marriage starts to fall apart. If a divorce happens, the woman who left a career to raise her children might be left without an income. Getting back into the workforce can be difficult. Because of these issues, a postnuptial agreement might be in the best interest of not only the woman, but also the children.

A postnuptial agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement, but the postnuptial agreement is signed after the couple is married. It helps to outline exactly what will happen if a divorce occurs. A postnuptial agreement can help to improve the financial stability of the marriage and take away the questions about property and money if a divorce occurs.

Like any other legal document, it is vital that a postnuptial agreement is properly executed. Obtaining help from an experienced New Orleans family law professional may help ensure that the documents you use to secure your family’s future and allow you to stay at home to raise your children are done properly.

Source: Forbes.com, “Why You Need A Postnup And Other Points To Consider Before Leaving Your Paid Job To Be A Stay-At-Home Mom” Jeff Landers, Jan. 22, 2014

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