Creating a prenuptial agreement is one of the most responsible steps you and your future spouse can take as you prepare to get married and spend your life together. To ensure this legal document protects both of your interests, take a moment to learn more about what it can do and what you should include.
Creating a Prenuptial Agreement
A prenuptial agreement can offer a substantial amount of protection to both parties.
Here are some of the items you should consider including to ensure you get the most out of this document:
- Without a prenuptial agreement, marital property will be divided according to state law. In your prenuptial agreement, you can determine which is separate and which is marital property and how you would like for it to be divided if your marriage comes to an end.
- Prenuptial agreements can do more than simply state how property and assets should be divided. They can also cover matters related to financial planning and retirement strategies.
- If you have children from a previous relationship, you can also protect their property rights and ensure their inheritance remains intact.
- Some couples enter a marriage with a substantial amount of debt. If you have concerns about absorbing some of your spouse’s debts during the divorce process, you can protect yourself from assuming any of your future spouse’s debts.
To ensure your prenuptial agreement is enforceable, there are some items you should refrain from including. For example, you cannot include any matters related to child custody, child support, or the forfeiture of alimony rights. Filing the paperwork properly is also essential for ensuring your prenuptial agreement holds up in court, so do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney.
Work with Our Law Firm to Create an Effective Prenuptial Agreement Today!
If you and your future spouse agreed to create a prenuptial agreement, now is the time to hire a knowledgeable family law attorney to assist you with the process. At Crossman & McNamee, LLC, our legal team is committed to helping clients navigate a wide range of legal matters. You can rely on us to advise you as you discuss the terms of your agreement with your future spouse.
Reach out to our law office today at (937) 468-3796 to request a case evaluation with a member of our team to get started on creating a prenuptial agreement with your soon-to-be spouse.