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Do You Need A Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements are not just for the wealthy. Anyone who has important assets that they would want to keep in the event of a divorce or who has children from a prior marriage with financial interests to protect could benefit from a premarital or prenuptial agreement.

Even though Florida law says that assets you owned prior to your marriage are your separate property, many things can cause that presumption to change. For example, if you add your spouse’s name to a deed when refinancing, the property may become marital property. Even if you started a business before your marriage, a portion can become marital property if you commingle assets during your marriage.

Reasons A Prenuptial Agreement May Be Right For Your Lifestyle

A well-crafted prenuptial agreement:

  • Creates an understanding with respect to what each partner receives if the couple divorces
  • Helps protects a spouse from a partner’s debts
  • Avoids costly litigation
  • Ensures that your children from a prior marriage get certain property if you die

Prenuptial agreements can serve many purposes. To talk to an attorney about why a prenuptial agreement suits your relationship and begin your next steps, call our office.

What Are Postnuptial Agreements?

You and your spouse can craft a property agreement during your marriage. The advantage of crafting an agreement prior to divorce is that you and your spouse can craft an agreement that is fair to both parties outside of the stress that often comes with divorce.

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