When you are planning to get married, there are a lot of decisions to make about your wedding and your future. You may also want to consider a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements are often extremely useful tools, particularly in high-asset marriages. These agreements allow couples to set up their marriage on their own terms rather than defer to rigidity laws.
There are plenty of reasons you may want a prenuptial agreement, such as:
- Addressing what will happen to your assets if you should pass away or divorce
- Deciding and memorializing, prior to marriage, how finances will be handled and by whom
- Your intended spouse has significant debt or risk of debt from which you wish to be protected
- Deciding the financial terms by which you and your intended spouse will be divorced, if such an eventuality occurs, while you still love and trust each other
It is possible to draft, document, and file a prenuptial agreement without legal aid but it can open the door to disaster. If all issues are not explicitly documented and accounted for, the agreement may not be binding. Our team of attorneys can work with you to understand you and your fiance’s unique circumstances, needs, and goals.