Greensboro Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers 

Assisting Clients With The Prenuptial Agreement Process in North Carolina 

What happens after a divorce can be legally messy and contentious. Couples that plan to get married have the legal option of working out all the issues that might arise in a divorce settlement, in advance. The legal mechanism is a prenuptial agreement—known colloquially as a “prenup”. Morgenstern & Associates works with clients to draft an agreement in accord with their specific desires and circumstances. 

Call today at (336) 565-7655 or contact us online for a consultation to get started with our prenuptial agreement attorney in Greensboro. Serving all of Guilford, Rockingham, and Alamance Counties.

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Our founder, Barbara Morgenstern, instills her philosophy in the firm. She believes in presenting realistic alternatives to clients in order to cause as little harm as possible during the process. This holds true for all of our cases. We want to represent you in a way that achieves your goals but avoids any legal pitfalls.

Issues That Can Be Addressed in a North Carolina Prenup

Generally speaking, a prenuptial agreement can deal with the issues that would typically be dealt with in a divorce settlement, with some notable exceptions. The primary issue that can be dealt with is that of property division

North Carolina law requires that property be classified as either separate—meaning it belongs exclusively to one spouse in the event of a divorce—or marital, in which case it will be subject to state law on equitable distribution. Defining who owns what, particularly when it comes to assets with complex valuation, like stock portfolios, business ownership, and real estate, can require significant legal and analytical work. Spouses have the option to define separate property and marital property up front, before getting married. 


Blended families are common, and that means inheritance rights can be an issue. Stepchildren do not automatically step into the line of succession for inheritance, at least not on a par with biological children. Unless of course, the issue is directly addressed in a binding legal document. What stepchildren will inherit and in what quantity can be defined in a prenup .

The issue of alimony has to be taken care of in a divorce settlement, and spouses are permitted to address this up front in their prenuptial agreement. This is an option that may be sought in situations where one spouse has a substantially higher income, or is choosing to leave a well-paying job for the benefit of the new marriage. 

Contact the Greensboro prenuptial agreement attorneys at Morgenstern & Associates by calling (336) 565-7655 or by filling out our online contact form. 

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What Can’t Be Done in a Prenup

Child custody is an essential part of a divorce settlement, but it can not be worked out in advance in a prenup. The best interests of the child are always considered paramount in any North Carolina divorce, and the state wants parents to make that assessment at the time of divorce, not in advance. 

A prenuptial agreement must also be entered into willingly, without duress. If a spouse was unduly pressured to sign an agreement, that could render the prenup null and void, so long as that duress is proven in court and considered sufficiently serious. 

Furthermore, all prenuptial agreements, regardless of the circumstances, are still subject to final approval by a family law judge. Just like a divorce settlement that is negotiated between the spouses, the court has the final say. Now, courts do grant wide discretion to the private agreements of spouses, but this final step of judicial review ensures that all settlements, including prenups, at least meet basic standards of fairness and equity. 

What are the Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement?

Some of the benefits with a prenuptial agreement may include:

  • Preserving Financial Stability: A prenuptial agreement is considered a legal document that outlines each party's financial rights and responsibilities in the occasion of a divorce or separation. One of the direct benefits of a prenuptial agreement is the ability to preserve financial stability for both spouses.
  • Protecting Business Interests: For entrepreneurs and business owners, a prenuptial agreement is a crucial tool for safeguarding business interests. Without proper protection, a divorce could lead to the division of business assets, potentially jeopardizing the viability of the enterprise. We work closely with clients to develop comprehensive prenuptial agreements that shield their business assets, ensuring continuity and minimizing the impact of personal matters on professional endeavors.
  • Preserving Family Wealth: In cases where one or both spouses come from families with significant wealth or inheritances, a prenuptial agreement becomes a valuable instrument for preserving family assets. By clearly defining how these assets will be treated in the circumstance of a divorce, couples could avoid potential disputes and maintain the integrity of their family's financial legacy.
  • Customization to Individual Needs: We understand that each couple has unique circumstances and financial goals. Whether it involves determining spousal support, outlining property division, or addressing other financial matters, our attorneys work diligently to create agreements that reflect the individual priorities of each couple.

Contact Our Prenuptial Agreement Attorney in Greensboro Today

If you are considering a prenuptial agreement, our Greensboro prenuptial agreement attorney at Morgenstern & Associates is here to assist you. We are adept at fostering open communication, ensuring that both parties fully understand all of the terms of the agreement and feel confident in their decisions. Planning for the future is an essential part of any successful marriage, and a well-crafted prenuptial agreement can provide the foundation for financial security and peace of mind. Contact us today to take the first step towards safeguarding your future together.

Contact Morgenstern & Associates today to get started with our Greensboro prenuptial agreement lawyers.

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