If you are planning to get married, you have undoubtedly faced the question
of whether or not you should pursue a prenuptial agreement. Though it
may seem awkward to plan a marriage with divorce in mind, such agreements
are not as unusual they may seem. In fact, the number of prenuptial agreements
is on the rise. By working through a prenup today, you can save yourself
and your spouse significant stress in the years to come.
The primary benefits of a prenuptial agreement are financial. As part of
the divorce process, a couple must reach an agreement concerning how their
finances will be handled after the marriage. If the couple has already
determined these matters in a prenup, they will have far less to work
through should the need for divorce arise.
A prenuptial agreement can address the following:
- Division of possessions and assets
- Distribution of debt
- Payment of spousal support
- Penalties for adultery
In addition to serving as a means of stability during the divorce process,
a prenup can help a couple develop their trust in one another. Working
through a prenup opens important discussions on finances, responsibilities,
and other expectations each party holds going into the marriage. These
types of discussions are vital to the health of a marriage, especially
when the relationship involves substantial income or debt.
What if I don't have a prenup?
If you are going into divorce without a prenup, you can still take steps
to secure a favorable financial arrangement. Your options include negotiating
the terms of your divorce with your spouse in an
uncontested divorce or, in cases where negotiation not possible, pursuing a contested divorce.
Our legal team has more than a decade of experience in litigation and
can work to ensure that you receive the best possible arrangement for
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the family law process. If you would like to write up a prenuptial agreement
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