Premarital or Prenuptial Agreements
Should I have a premarital agreement before I marry?
Statistically, 50% of first marriages end in divorce and more than 60% of subsequent marriages end in divorce. At the time of your marriage, you are not thinking it may end in divorce, but relationships and circumstances change over time and, given the odds, divorce is a very real possibility. The truth is, it makes sense to protect your assets, your family business, your inheritance from the impact of divorce.
Do I really need a divorce lawyer to prepare my premarital agreement?
Yes, you do. If you are the future spouse with assets to protect you want an experienced divorce lawyer who knows the law and can draft a premarital agreement that can withstand a challenge by your spouse when and if a divorce action is filed. An experienced divorce lawyer is the lawyer who most knows and recognizes flaws in premarital agreements. This is not a do it yourself project because the law surrounding premarital agreements is complicated and extensive, and a poorly drafted agreement can turn out to be the most expensive agreement you ever signed.
What are some things a premarital agreement protects?
- A family owned business.
- Equity in the home you owned before your new spouse moved into the home.
- The rights of a child from a prior marriage or relationship in the event of divorce or your death before your new spouse.
- The amount of spousal support, if any, you would pay your spouse in the event of a divorce.
When should I have a divorce lawyer prepare my premarital agreement?
Most people have learned that a proposal of marriage and a premarital agreement should never be brought up in the same conversation. It is recommended that a premarital agreement be discussed with a potential spouse long before an engagement takes place and prepared and signed by the parties before a wedding date is set.
If you are contemplating marriage or remarriage, the Law Office of Karen D. Faulkner, P.A. has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting premarital agreements. We have a thorough understanding of the sensitive nature of negotiating these agreements, and are highly skilled in protecting your interests without disturbing your relationship with your future spouse.
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