Prenuptial agreements usually include a discussion of the possibility of a divorce down the road. For this reason, some engaged couples find it difficult to talk about the pros and cons of a prenuptial agreement objectively. Many people feel a prenuptial agreement amounts to a self-fulfilling prophecy.
However, The Maggio Law Firm highly recommends developing a well-thought out pre-marital agreement to protect both parties. In fact, we believe in them as part of a complete preparation for marriage or remarriage. This is especially applicable when a couple is older, when there are children from previous marriages or one party brings considerably more assets to the marriage than their future spouse.
Contact the Maggio Law Firm to discuss the benefits of a prenuptial agreement. Many engaged couples find such a discussion a useful premarital financial planning vehicle. Preparing a prenuptial agreement is akin to an insurance policy against a possible future disaster such as an unanticipated marital breakup.
Even if you decide not to sign a prenuptial agreement, you and your future spouse will find it enlightening to learn as much as possible about all the legal rights and mutual responsibilities that go along with a marriage.
Post-nuptial agreements (formed after the parties have married) may be appropriate in special circumstances such as the following:
- One partner or another is starting a business or making investments that the couple desires to keep separate from marital property
- A separated or alienated couple wishes to reconcile with certain conditions spelled out
- A divorce looms on the horizon, but the spouses in a marriage agree to postpone the divorce for a long period of time — perhaps until children leave the home, for example
- One spouse or the other is about to receive a large inheritance or another windfall
If you are concerned about protecting assets in anticipation of marriage or in consideration of the possibility of a divorce or reconciliation after a separation, contact an experienced family law attorney regarding prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements.
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