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Prenuptial Agreements Archives

The benefits of a prenuptial agreement

Prenuptial agreements are sometimes viewed negatively because a significant amount of misunderstanding surrounds them. There are a variety of benefits associated with a prenuptial agreement. It is important to keep in mind that without a prenuptial agreement, state laws determine how property is divided upon divorce so couples seeking to retain control of possible asset division should they ever divorce can be better protected by a prenuptial agreement.

How to have a discussion about a prenuptial agreement

Over the last several weeks previous posts here have discussed prenuptial agreements and how they can be beneficial for individuals and couples who are looking to protect their financial interests in the event of divorce. If you've read our previous posts, then you probably get a sense that crafting one of these agreements can be crucial. But, how does one go about talking about a prenuptial agreement with a soon-to-be-spouse? Won't it worry them?

The right approach to crafting a prenuptial agreement

A previous post here discussed ways to ease the financial strain of divorce. There are many steps that can be taken, including temporarily freezing discretionary spending and paying down debt. However, there are also legal steps that an individual can take to help curtail the potential financial impact of divorce. For example, an individual may be able to successfully argue for alimony, child support and a significant share of marital property.

Factors you should consider before signing a prenup

As you are preparing for your wedding, you may be wondering if it is a good idea for you and your partner to sign a prenuptial contract. Although you both have great jobs, sizable savings and other assets, you may debate the value in signing an agreement because you do not intend to divorce.

What are some advantages of prenuptial agreements?

Marriages are usually thought of as romantic and emotional relationships, and that is no doubt a correct way of looking at them. But marriages are also economic and maybe even business relationships where both parties make sacrifices to benefit the couple and family as a unit. The economic nature of a marriage may have a greater or lesser degree of importance depending on the people involved and what stage of live they are at.

Prenuptial agreements can protect assets prior to marriage

Engaged couples have a lot of planning to do. Planning the wedding and planning for their future together is a hefty undertaking. It is an exciting time and it is also a time of change. For Miami couples looking to tie the knot, a prenuptial agreement can help to protect assets and allocate assets after a change in marital status.

Topics that can and can't be included in FL prenuptial agreement

More and more couples are making the decision to fit a prenuptial agreement into their wedding-planning process. Prenuptial agreements are a great platform for engaged couples to discuss financial matters pertaining to their marriage. After exploring their assets, both separate and marital, many couples make the decision to include a prenuptial agreement into their union. Prenuptial agreements can outline a variety of matters and there are also a few that they cannot contain.

Why prenuptial agreements are a necessity

When you get married, you aren't likely to be thinking that the marriage might end. While this can seem like a doomsday approach, it's important to protect both parties if the union doesn't turn out as expected. Prenuptial agreements are filed before marriage and give you a chance to discuss pesky details such as assets and finances while you are happy and in love rather than in the middle of a bitter divorce. Prenuptial agreements can determine the fate of property that was brought into the marriage by either spouse, properties the couple has purchased together and debt that was incurred during the marriage. The following are important reasons why every couple should have a prenuptial agreement.

Is a prenuptial agreement right for you?

Planning a wedding is not without stress, but, for most Miami couples, the build-up to their wedding dates is full of anticipation and joy. There are many decisions that they must make about their futures, so the idea of divorce may not even enter their minds. However, as readers of this Florida family law blog know, divorce is a very real part of the American social culture and many new and long-term marriages end.

Protecting assets with a prenuptial agreement

A divorce can be an upsetting time for Florida residents. It can be emotionally challenging and financially difficult. Individuals have to separate their entire lives as a married couple and begin to live separately. This process can be overwhelming for some and take a lot of effort to complete.

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