There can be countless reasons to seek a pre-marital agreement. Sometimes it may be that you are embarking on a second marriage and want to protect your separate property. Other times you may want to define marital property versus separate property before you are married. Sometimes a pre-marital agreement is drawn up because you want to make sure that your legacy goes to your children or you want separate provisions for stepchildren.
A post-marital agreement takes place between spouses in order to determine the status of property upon death or dissolution of marriage. These agreements must meet specific statutory requirements in order to effectuate proper, enforceable post-marital agreements. If these rules are met, the post-marital agreements are binding.