ome people shy away from the idea of premarital agreements (prenuptial or prenups) because they think the very idea of writing a formal document stating the terms about their marriage is unromantic or it sends the signal that they are thinking ahead to divorce. For other people, a prenuptial agreement eases the stress of worrying about personal assets. It helps them enter into their marriage with a certain level of relief. Couples don’t expect the marriage to fail. If it does, however, they have already discussed some of the more difficult issues and will not have to argue about them later.
In actuality, premarital agreements can serve a wide variety of purposes that can strengthen a marital bond by making sure everyone is on the same page about a plethora of different issues.
Aside from protecting your assets, prenuptial agreements are beneficial in other ways, such as:
- Making sure your children from a previous marriage are cared for financially
- Keeping your business out of the divorce agreement.
- Agreeing to a spousal support arrangement
Our office can help you in drafting, reviewing and negotiating prenuptial and agreements. Also, if you and your spouse have already agreed on issues, we can review the drafted document to explain the legal consequences and significance of your agreements.