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Prenuptial agreement terms must be carefully considered

On Behalf of | Dec 6, 2019 | Premarital Agreements

Before you get married, you have a lot of planning to do. You have to set up everything for the wedding and for the honeymoon. Another thing that you might need to do is to set up a prenuptial agreement. This serves as protection for you and your future spouse. There are several things that you need to include in the agreement and certain ones that you can’t.

When you are going to enter into this type of agreement, you need to be sure that you address the matter early in the engagement. This isn’t something that you can rush through. There is a chance that presenting it too late can lead to it being classified as invalid. You and the other party both need time to consider the terms and make sure that they are agreeable to you and that you feel they are in your best interests.

You might have some questions about what you should include and what can’t be put in this agreement. You can include things that have to do with marital assets and inheritances. You can’t put in terms that have to do with the children or child support. These have to be decided right at the time of a divorce if that happens.

Some people worry that asking for a prenuptial agreement means they assume the marriage will fail. This isn’t the case. Establishing one can add stability to the union because you both know what is going to happen if the marriage doesn’t last.

If you are presented with a prenuptial agreement, you need to carefully consider the terms. Have your attorney review the document to ensure that it is valid and set up so that it protects you.