Boca Raton Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer
Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones with Our Florida Prenuptial Agreements
If you are considering creating a prenuptial agreement before your wedding date, or your fiancé has presented you with one to sign, it’s important to understand exactly what they are. Many people cringe when they hear the word prenup as the term carries negative connotations. The reason for this is that they think the whole reason for a prenup is to keep their partner from getting anything in the event of a divorce. However, this is not necessarily the reason for a prenup at all.
With couples getting married multiple times and coming into a subsequent marriage with children of their own, prenuptial agreements can make a lot of sense. If you are a young couple saddled with a mountain of school-loan debt, you may also benefit from a prenup. No matter what the reason is that you want to know more about prenups, just make sure you speak with an experienced Boca Raton prenuptial agreement lawyer. Not all attorneys have experience with pre- and post-marital agreements.
At HVW Law Group, we are a full-service family law practice, and we can assist with creating a prenup or postnuptial agreement or helping you review one presented to you to sign.
What Can a Florida Prenuptial Agreement Include?
Most prenuptial agreements will address topics like property division and/or spousal support payments in the event you do ultimately get divorced. This is not to say that all property will be deemed one spouse’s or the other.
A prenuptial agreement can be a great way to identify certain assets that you each want to keep as your sole and separate property. Listing them in a prenup can help avoid problems down the line if things get commingled. If one partner is entering the marriage with a lot of debt, the prenuptial agreement can address this debt to remain separate property as well.
Addressing alimony is also an option. Depending on the length of your marriage, the family court judge may not award any. By stipulating to it in the prenuptial agreement, you are guaranteed to get something if the agreement is upheld.
You can include a variety of topics in a prenup, provided they are not illegal or unfairly benefit only one spouse. You can require that a life insurance policy is taken out within a certain amount of time, or that a will contains specific instructions regarding spousal inheritance rights. A prenup cannot address issues of timesharing or child support, however.
Reasons Couples Prefer a Prenuptial Agreement
There are a number of reasons that couples opt to create a prenuptial agreement. It’s a way to protect the financial interests of both parties. It may also make a partner feel more secure about a second marriage if they had a rocky divorce. It can protect children from a prior marriage and guarantee their inheritance rights as well.
Contact a Boca Raton Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer
For anyone about to get married, the decision to create a prenuptial agreement is a personal one. However, you should have an independent counsel who reviews the agreement to make sure it’s fair and doesn’t contain any provisions that are illegal. Please contact HVW Law Group today to schedule an initial consultation.