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North Andover Office: 978-655-4787 Nashua Office: 603-589-9629
 

Premarital Planning and Mediation Lawyers in North Andover, MA and Nashua, NH Protect Your Assets

Planning and mediation can go a long way towards resolution

When people get married, the last thing they want to think of is getting divorced, but the divorce rate in this country hovers around 50 percent. If you are entering a marriage with substantial assets or have children whose financial security you want to ensure, a premarital agreement is a necessity. At the law offices of Meridith Gregory Gallant, LLC, we help our clients develop premarital agreements that keep their financial assets secure should the marriage dissolve.

What is a premarital agreement?

A premarital agreement is a written contract, signed by two people preparing to enter into marriage. By signing the agreement, one or both may be giving up certain rights that they might otherwise have had under the law in the event of divorce or death. There are certain restrictions on what can go into such an agreement — e.g., you cannot waive child support obligations. For a premarital agreement to be valid, it must meet the following criteria:

  • It must be in writing and signed by each of the future spouses
  • There must be full and complete financial disclosure prior to signing
  • Each party must have an attorney review the agreement before signing
  • The document must be presented to both parties with sufficient time remaining before the wedding for independent legal review

When mediation is the best option

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution used to avoid courtroom litigation. It is informal and always confidential, and it is an exceptional way to resolve legal matters of all types. Mediation is especially helpful in cases of family law because it is usually less aggressive and faster than litigation — which is better for all parties involved, especially the children. At the law offices of Meridith Gregory Gallant, LLC, we help mediate family law issues of all kinds and have also successfully used mediation in a wide range of general practice areas. Mediation provides more flexibility because you are not restricted by a judge. You can create unique and custom agreements that work for all involved parties.

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Our firm practices in Rockingham, North and South Hillsborough, and Merrimack Counties in New Hampshire as well as in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk and Worcester Counties in Massachusetts. To speak with an attorney at the law offices of Meridith Gregory Gallant, LLC, contact the MA office at 978.655.4787 or the NH office at 603.589.9629. We offer free half-hour consultations to all prospective clients. We can be reached Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and after hours by appointment. You can also send us a message through our contact us page.

The Law Office of Meridith Gregory-Gallant, LLC is located in North Andover, MA and serves clients in and around North Andover, Middleton, Boxford, Andover, Lawrence, North Reading, Groveland, Georgetown, Methuen, Topsfield, Haverhill, Wilmington, Merrimac, Reading, Danvers, Essex County and Middlesex County.

Contact

Massachusetts Office:
451 Andover Street
Suite 205
North Andover, MA 01845
Phone: 978.655.4787
Fax: 978.824.2300
New Hampshire Office:
35 East Pearl Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: 603.589.9629
Fax: 603.297.0888
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