You are about to get married and your life seems like it couldn’t get any better. However, this is also the time you should be considering a prenuptial agreement. Although you don’t expect to get divorced, you never know what can happen down the road, and you need to protect yourself in the unfortunate case the marriage doesn’t last. Obtaining a prenup prevents you and your children from being left with nothing after a divorce.
The Benefits of Prenuptial Agreements
You may think that prenuptial agreements are only for celebrities, but just about everyone who is getting married can benefit from having a prenup. This document provides a clear explanation of the division of assets should the marriage end. Having these issues already sorted out can actually make the divorce process easier.
You are a smart woman who has always taken care of herself. A prenuptial agreement is an extension of that. Although you may not need the document, it’s important to have it just in case the worst happens.
Getting a Prenup
You and your future spouse will need to visit an attorney’s office in order to make the document legal. Before then, discuss terms that you think are appropriate. For instance, you can decide who gets the house, or if you will be amenable to spousal support. The lawyer will also help you decide a variety of other terms in the prenup.
The Law Offices of Paul H. Nathan specialize in helping women in divorces. Contact us today if you have questions about prenuptial agreements and if you are interested in drafting one for yourself.
If you know someone who is about to get married, we encourage you to share this information with him or her.