Forgot a Prenup? It's Never Too Late

Those who still want to cover their assets can draw up a postnup
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2009 3:07 PM CST
It's not too late to separate your financial futures, just in case - though some would say the postnuptial agreement is mostly a construction of lawyers looking for work.   (©greefus groinks)
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(Newser) – If you've awoken from the daze of a whirlwind engagement and marriage only to find yourself unprotected by a prenuptial agreement, don't fret: Lawyers are happy to draw up a marriage contract after the vows. Postnuptial agreements are the new matrimonial trend, embraced by hedge-fund managers and beat cops alike, reports the New York Post.

The floundering economy may be partly to blame, making people a bit more clingy about their money. A lawyer who recently secured a young police officer's pension and house from her potentially future ex-husband explains the need for nups, of both the pre- and post- variety: "A marriage is a financial, emotional, and legal union—bottom line."