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Prenups & Marital Agreement

Marital agreements are a tool that is used to ensure that both spouses’ interests are protected before or during a marriage. Using a marital agreement can save time, money, and stress in the event that the marriage ends.

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A Marital Contingency Plan

Rather than being a proof of insecurity in the relationship, marital arrangements are a sensible tool for financial planning. No one intneds to get sick or die, but people still purchase health and life insurance. Similarly, someone about to make as much of a life-altering decision as marriage should look into a prenuptial agreement. Even married couples can choose to enter a marriage contract through the process of a post-nuptial agreement.

Prenuptial Agreements

The classic form of marital financial agreement, a prenuptial agreement can decide the distribution of assets, limit potential alimony, and assign property to one spouse or the other in the event of a divorce. Prenuptial agreements may be as vague or as specific as a coople requires. Some prenuptial agreements will apply in the even of a divorce under any circumstances while some will come with nullification clauses in the event of infidelity or abuse.

Prenuptial agreements are recommended for spouses with vastly different incomes, large amounts of debt, or obligations from a previous marriage. A prenuptial agreement may also be necessary in order to preserve estate plans or protect stakes ina business.

Post-Nuptial Agreements

A more recent legal practice, post-nuptial agreements function similarly to prenuptial agreements in that they determine how finances will be distributed in the event of divorce. Initially, post-nuptial agreements were invalid because it was considered to be one entity (the married couple) making a contract with itself. However, in the 1970s this error was rectified and post-nuptial agreements became legally enforceable.

Spouses may choose to enter a post-nuptial for a number of reasons such as the birth of a child or a significant change in one spouse’s finances. Once finalized, a post-nuptial has the same enforceability as a prenuptial agreement and may even be retroactively enforceable in certain cases and certain states.

Fighting to Protect Your Interests

All divorce is stressful. Without a prenuptial agreement, the process of dividing assets can drain time, money, and stamina, taking away effort that could have been spent on other issues such as child custody. In order to protect your interests in a divorce you will need an experienced family law attorney. A family law attorney can advocate for your interests while utilizing their experience, legal expertise, and trial tactics to get you the best possible outcome for your case.

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Prenups & Marital Agreement Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a prenup?

A pre-marriage agreement, prenuptial agreement, or prenup is a private contract between two people who are planning to get married. Prenups are most often employed by couples who have some amount of assets that they would like to protect in the event of a divorce.

2. What does a prenup do?

A prenup is a financial tool designed to protect each person’s premarital assets. A prenup determines how assets will be divided in the event of a divorce. Prenups may include some conditions in which a partner forfeits their right to marital property, such as if a partner is unfaithful or abusive.

3. Can you get a prenup after marriage?

There is a type of contract known as a post-nuptial agreement that is signed after a couple has been married. This arrangement functions identically to a prenup, with the only meaningful difference being when it is signed.

4. How much does a prenup cost?

A prenup has a wide range of potential costs from $1,000 to $10,000. The main factors that impact costs include the value of assets, whether an attorney is hired, the amount of debt each side has, and how complex the prenup is. 

While there are some online tools and templates to create a prenup at home, it is recommended that a family law attorney be contacted. Whether they are used to draft the prenup or just to look over a pre-made one, family law attorneys can ensure that the prenup has all valid documentation and is legally binding in the way that the couple intended.

5. Should I sign a prenup?

A prenup can be a useful tool for determining how assets should be divided in the event of a divorce. If both sides can agree on a prenup, it can save time and money in the event of a divorce as long as both parties agree to be bound by the terms of the agreement. 

If you feel that your interests have been represented, and you have assets that you wish to protect in the event of a divorce, you should sign a prenuptial. However, before you sign any legal document, it is often helpful to have an attorney look it over.

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