Protecting your property rights before and during marriage can be a valuable tool in avoiding a protracted and costly divorce. Clients come to us to guide them in the development and negotiation of pre-marital and post-marital agreements that provide a financial structure for their marriage. These agreements are especially important when one person owns a substantial separate estate before marriage or inherits money during marriage. Many second marriages involve pre-marital agreements designed to protect assets owned before marriage. These agreements can help preserve your separate estate by clearly identifying the pre-marital assets, and even agreeing that the income from such assets will remain your separate property. Post-marital agreements can be used to save marriages by resolving financial disputes that can lead to divorce.