When a couple gets engaged, they are often very caught up in the excitement of marriage, wedding planning, and beginning their life together. One of the important factors that shouldn’t be overlooked when a couple is headed towards marriage is a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements have unfortunate stigmas attached to them that should really be looked past, as these agreements can allow the couple to focus on their future. There are a few important components of prenuptial agreements that should be considered:
- The division of assets
- Spousal maintenance
- Inheritance of assets
Some of the factors that are not permitted to be included in a prenuptial agreement include matters related to any current or future children that the couple may have together such as child support, child custody, and visitation.
It is important to make sure that when creating a prenuptial agreement, it is valid. In order for a prenuptial agreement to be valid, the couple has to make sure that it is in writing, it has full financial disclosure of both future spouses, that it is executed before the marriage occurs, that it is fair and just to both future spouses, that it is voluntarily signed by both parties, and that it is notarized.
If you have questions about a prenuptial agreement, contact our firm today.
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