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Prenuptial agreements can help with property division

| Jan 20, 2017 | Property Division |

Getting married is a big event in a person’s life. If you are getting ready to say “I do” to the person who has captured your heart, you should make sure to take steps to protect your future. For many people, this means having a prenuptial agreement signed.

One of the most common arguments that we hear when people are trying to decide if a prenup is right for them is that they don’t want it to seem like they think the marriage won’t work. Think about this — you purchase automobile insurance in case you get into an accident, not because you are planning one.

Prenups are like that auto insurance. They don’t mean that you are planning a divorce before you walk down the aisle. Instead, they are offering you protection if you do end up divorcing. These agreements can also protect your betrothed’s assets.

It is up to you and your future spouse to determine what will be included in the prenuptial agreement. You should think about things like current and future assets, retirement accounts, inheritances and business holdings. Also consider how you will divide property acquired during the marriage.

We know that it really isn’t pleasant thinking about signing a prenup. But by planning your prenup carefully, you can ensure that you present it to your future spouse in a well-received way.

It’s also very important to make sure the prenup gets signed properly under conditions that can’t later be disputed. We can help you with the process so that you can go into your marriage with the security of knowing your financial status will be secure if you end up getting divorced.

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