We can guide you through the delicate process of negotiating the prenuptial agreement with your fiancé. A carefully negotiated prenuptial agreement can prevent litigation if a marriage ends in divorce. This agreement protects the financial assets each partner brings to the relationship and may define support rights following marriage.
A prenuptial agreement will identify marital property versus non-marital property, and may decrease legal costs in the event of a divorce. A prenuptial agreement may also set the tone for how financial decisions are to be made in the marriage, an issue that may be best resolved before marriage.
We have found that prenuptial agreements can protect the inheritance rights of your descendants from a prior relationship, and the continued existence of your professional practice or other business. If divorce proceedings ensue, a prenuptial agreement can protect individuals who inherit or have accumulated substantial levels of wealth, and ensure that one party is not responsible for the other party's support. In addition, the prenuptial agreement can specify alimony and the amount a spouse will be compensated for giving up a successful career to devote time to the maintenance of the family unit. A prenuptial agreement cannot, however, determine custody and child support rights.
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