The Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman - Portland Divorce Lawyer

Portland Prenuptial Agreement Attorney

Experienced Cohabitation Agreement lawyer

For many couples, a prenuptial agreement is essential to protecting family members in the future. Prenuptial agreements are useful to parties with high-asset estates, family businesses, or children from prior marriages or relationships.

We can help you with your prenuptial issues. Contact Us or call (503) 223-8441 for a free consultation.

Paul F. Sherman is an Experienced Prenuptial Agreement Attorney

We have been successfully helping our clients by providing expert advice in reviewing, drafting, negotiating, enforcing and challenging agreements involving:

  • prenuptial agreements to protect separate property, premarital assets and children from prior relationships
  • co-habitation agreements for same sex couples or unmarried domestic partners
  • postnuptial agreements to resolve issues arising after marriage

In the absence of a prenuptial agreement, the courts will use state law to determine the division of your estate. Prenuptial agreements about how your property should be divided after marriage can not only help you avoid expensive and complicated divorce litigation, but also enter into a relationship fully informed regarding each other's financial expectations going into the marriage or domestic partnership.

Paul F. Sherman is Skilled in Successfully Enforcing and Defending Premarital Agreements

Properly drafted and negotiated prenuptial agreements are fully enforceable in Oregon. Nonetheless, a prenuptial agreement will be carefully scrutinized by the Court to ensure the agreement is fundamentally fair and provides for a just and proper distribution. The Court may ignore all or a portion of a premarital agreement if it finds:

  • The agreement was not signed voluntarily
  • There was not a complete disclosure of the financial assets or property of a spouse
  • A waiver of spousal support that would require a spouse to obtain public assistance
  • The agreement was unconscionable
  • The parties have not followed the agreement and have co-mingled the property during the relationship

Contact Paul F. Sherman for Advice on Your Prenuptial Agreement

We know you have questions, and we have answers. If you would like to learn more about prenuptial, cohabitation or postnuptial agreements, call the Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman at (503) 223-8441 or Contact Us for a free prenuptial agreement consultation.


The Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman represents divorce and family law clients throughout Oregon, Washington, and California. Our experienced Portland divorce and family law attorney represents individuals in metropolitan Portland, Aloha, Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Tigard, Gladstone, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Clackamas, Boring, Canby, West Linn, Tualatin, Sherwood, Newberg, Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Longview, St. Helens, Scappoose, Sandy, Astoria, Seaside, Lincoln City, Newport, Hood River, Bend, Redmond, Eugene and throughout Multnomah County, Washington County, Clackamas County, and Clark County.