How can I make sure I have a strong prenuptial agreement?

When a couple is newly engaged, one of the somewhat uncomfortable topics that really should be addressed is that of a prenuptial agreement. Of course, no happy couple wants to think about the potential that their marriage won’t work out but over half of marriages end in divorce so it is important to be prepared. If a couple does decide to go with a prenuptial agreement, there are a few ways that they can make sure it protects each party appropriately.

  • It may be a good idea to get the prenuptial agreement completed at the beginning of the engagement. That way, when the wedding is getting close, the couple has one less thing to stress out about.
  • A prenup will require the couple to be honest about their assets from the very beginning, so it is important to have this conversation before creating the agreement.
  • Be aware that prenuptial agreements do not allow language about children, including custody, visitation, child support, etc.
  • Only financial matters can be addressed in a prenuptial agreement, such as assets and spousal support

The purpose of a prenuptial agreement is really to allow the couple to focus on what really matters at the beginning of the marriage: the relationship, itself. If you have questions about drafting a prenuptial agreement, contact our firm today.

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