A prenuptial agreement is a contract signed by a couple before they enter into marriage with one another. It is sometimes called a “prenup”, pre-marital agreement, or an ante-nuptial agreement. It mostly covers property distribution in the event that the couple divorces. However, it can also cover other issues involved in the relationship.
Most couples will create a prenuptial agreement if either partner:
Prenuptial agreements usually need to be in writing in order to be enforceable.
Although prenuptial agreements are becoming more commonplace, some couples may be hesitant to create one. When deciding whether to use a prenuptial agreement, it helps to consider the pros and cons associated with them.
Some advantages of prenuptial agreements can include:
Disadvantages of a prenuptial agreement may include:
Thus, a couple should weigh the various pros and cons of prenuptial agreements. Should they decide to create one, it can be helpful to hire a lawyer to help with the process..
Prenuptial agreements are becoming a common aspect of marital arrangements today. If you need assistance in drafting a prenuptial agreement, an experienced family lawyer in your area can help. Or, if you are having a legal dispute involving a prenuptial agreement, your attorney will be able to defend your interests in a court of law.
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