There is an old adage that a stitch in time saves nine. In other words, a little extra effort at the beginning usually means less effort, and fewer problems later on. This saying does not apply in all cases, but it generally applies with regard to parenting a new baby, especially if the couple are first-time parents.
Frankly, before 2019, our lawyers never did baby-nup agreements. Now, they are the latest thing. But baby-nups are more than a fad. Much like prenuptial agreements, baby-nups resolve common disputes, like who will get up in the middle of the night to soothe the baby, before these disputes become arguments.
In most cases, baby-nups are fairly straightforward. One Rolling Meadows family law attorney can typically draft the document. There is no need for separate representation. After all, a baby-nup is not an adversarial matter. Rather, it is a way to get everyone on the same page and solve conflicts before they begin.
Newborn babies make cute sounds and have a pleasant aroma. But these sounds are not always cute, and the aroma is not always pleasant. Baby-nups help parents prepare for these eventualities. Some specific topics usually include:
Traditionally, couples have fought over some or all of these issues. Often, these conflicts can mushroom into something truly devastating. Generally, if there is any way to reduce the amount of stress and strife in a marriage, that avenue is at least worth exploring.
A family law attorney can prepare a baby-nup in only one office visit. In fact, the entire matter can be handled over secure email and telephone calls, if that works better for your schedule.
It is also important to understand what a baby-nup is not. These documents may not address any other family law issues, such as step-parent visitation. Also, while these documents may be enforceable as contracts, they are probably not enforceable in family court. Fortunately, these issues rarely arise.
Baby-nups make your new family’s life a little more trouble-free. For a free consultation with an experienced family law attorney in Rolling Meadows, contact the Andrea Heckman Law We routinely handle matters in Cook County and nearby jurisdictions.
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