Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement
When a couple gets engaged, they are often wrapped up in the excitement of wedding planning and looking forward to a lifetime of marriage. While these things are very exciting, it is important for the couple to take some time to discuss a prenuptial agreement and determine whether this is an option they are interested in exploring. Prenuptial agreements have a number of different benefits that aim to protect each spouse in the event that the marriage ends in divorce. There is an unfortunate stigma that surrounds prenuptial agreement that it is also important to look past.
In a prenuptial agreement, a couple can make decisions about many of the matters related to finances if they ever do decide to get divorced. Some of the matters that may be addressed in a prenuptial agreement include inheritance, the appreciation of property, spousal support, real estate, and fidelity. If a couple does choose to execute a prenuptial agreement, it is important that they do not include any information regarding current or future children such as child custody, child support, or visitation.
A prenuptial agreement must be written, notarized, signed voluntarily by both parties, fair and just to both parties, and must include a full financial disclosure about both parties in order to be considered valid. If you have questions, contact our firm today.
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