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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements


      1) Prenuptial Agreements​


         A Prenuptial Agreement is an agreement entered into by two people prior to getting married. The Agreement                   outlines all the property each party owns coming into the marriage, and, therefore, will retain in the event of a                 divorce. The parties’ agreements can stop there, and they can decide to adhere to the community property laws of           Arizona after marriage, or they can decide to not follow the community laws of Arizona and agree to keep                         everything acquired during the marriage as separate property. In that case, they would need to include that                     agreement in the Prenuptial Agreement. A Prenuptial Agreement takes effect upon the marriage of the parties and           can contain the parties’ agreements in the event of a divorce.  
 
         It is always a good idea for each party to have his or her own attorney review the Prenuptial Agreement with him             or her to ensure he or she understands everything included in the Agreement. Prenuptial Agreements are legally               binding and will affect your future rights.


   2) Postnuptial Agreements


​        A Postnuptial Agreement is almost the same as a Prenuptial Agreement, however, a Postnuptial Agreement is signed after the parties are legally married. The legal effects are the same as Prenuptial Agreements.


Restraining Orders  

    1) Orders of Protection


       If a person is a threat to you or your children and is related to you by blood or marriage, you can obtain an Order of         Protection through any court. An Order of Protection is a court order directing that person to stay away from you,             and your children if the Court includes your children on the Order. The Court will decide based on your Petition and           testimony what contact, in any, should be allowed by the other party. In some cases, the Court will allow email or             telephonic access, and in some cases, the Court will not allow any contact. 


   2)  Injunction Against Harassment


       If the person who is threatening or harassing you is not related to you by blood or marriage, then you can obtain an         Injunction Against Harassment through at any court. An Injunction Against Harassment is a court order directing               that person to stay away from you, and your children if the Court includes your children on the Order.


       If the Order of Protection or Injunction is granted, the Defendant has the right to request a hearing. At the hearing,           the Court will decide, after hearing testimony and reviewing any exhibits, whether to keep it in place, whether to               modify it, or whether to quash or stop it.