Should You Choose Prenuptial Agreements?
Are you planning to enter a marriage in the Naples, Florida area? The Law Offices of
Michael M. Raheb, P.A. are here to help with all the fine print that can prevent a disaster later. While Forbes states that the popularity of prenuptial agreements is on the rise, the laws surrounding prenups are fairly new, there is still some question about what is acceptable and not acceptable in prenuptial or premarital agreement. Whether you are considering the need for a prenuptial agreement in the first place or the need for changes in a pre-existing document, it’s essential to have a legal professional’s input to ensure that your wishes and expectations are met. After all, the reason most couples choose prenuptial agreements is to avoid unpleasant surprises down the road.
The Purpose of Prenups
Prenuptial arrangements help clarify what is “yours, mine, and ours.” With the exclusion of limits on child visitation and limits on child support, prenuptial arrangements help clearly state the division of both pre-marital and marital assets in a way that judges will accept in the event of a divorce. Prenuptial agreements can cover financial savings, property, investments, the waiving of spousal support and death benefits, and more.
You might especially want to consider a prenup if:
- You own family property or share a stake in a family business.
- You have children from a previous relationship and want to ensure that your estate falls to these children.
- If you are older and want to preserve your estate for your children in the event of a divorce or death.
- If you have been previously married and want to protect your assets in the event of another divorce.
- If, in lieu of a will, you want to use prenuptial agreements as a way to legally divide assets as desired in the event of a death.
Can’t I just decide this later after I’m married?
There are options for post-nuptial agreements. But as Bankrate points out, it’s best to speak with an experienced family lawyer about this because, in many states, couples have had problems proving the validity of their post-nuptial agreements. In contrast, Bankrate goes on to say, prenuptial agreements are almost always upheld.
Why Hire a Lawyer?
It’s important to remember that prenuptial agreements are helpful because they carry as much weight as a legal will. This also means that they need to be flawless. Whether you have questions or concerns about an agreement that your future spouse is asking you to sign, or whether you’re wondering if you should initiate a prenuptial agreement yourself, it’s wise to have an experienced legal team at your side to ensure that your agreement is fair and binding.
Why choose us? We have 30 years of experience and have an actual attorney available around the clock, seven days a week to answer your questions and help with urgent concerns. Mr. Raheb has extensive legal experience and an impressive range of success stories. He’s passionate about helping clients in the Naples area and beyond find clarity and peace of mind regarding their prenuptial agreements and other family law matters.
We give every client the personal attention that they deserve, and we’re here for your family law questions and concerns too! Let’s work together to get you the future you want! Get a free 30-minute consultation by calling us at 239-226-0888 or by contacting us online.
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