Prenuptial Agreements

When you’re preparing for the biggest day of your life, you likely aren’t thinking about adding “create a prenuptial agreement” to your to-do list. After all, it’s a time filled with love and excitement - why would you be thinking about the possible dissolution of your marriage?

While drafting a prenup isn’t the most romantic wedding planning task you’ll complete, it is a practical step toward protecting both you and your spouse in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Don't get us wrong, we love love, but we also recognize the importance of being prepared for life's uncertainties.

Allow our prenuptial agreement lawyers to help you create a prenup that will provide you with peace of mind before you say “I do.” Call now to schedule a free initial case evaluation and discover your next steps.

What Is A Prenuptial Agreement & Why Do I Need One?

A prenup is a legal contract that two spouses sign before entering into marriage. In this contract, you and your future spouse agree on how your assets and property will be divided in the event that you get divorced, or one of you passes away. Many people believe that prenups are only for the wealthy, but they’re actually for anyone who wishes to…

  • protect their assets.
  • protect their small business.
  • shield themselves from their spouse’s debts.
  • establish clear financial expectations.
  • establish alimony/spousal support.
  • protect their family inheritance.

Does A Prenup Mean I Think My Marriage Will Fail?

A common misconception about prenuptial agreements is that they imply two people are counting on their marriage to fail; however, they are actually a great legal tool that you can use to prevent that from happening. Simply discussing the “what’s-ifs” doesn’t mean you’re expecting the worst. In fact, being in agreement about how your assets will be divided (if that day ever comes) can reduce conflict and provide clarity to you and your spouse.

Remember, signing a prenup does NOT mean…

  • that you don’t trust your partner.
  • that you anticipate divorce.
  • that you aren’t committed to your marriage.
  • that you are selfish or self-serving.

Remember, a prenup isn’t intended to make you doubt your relationship. In fact, it can actually help establish a solid foundation for your marriage. By having what feels like a difficult or awkward conversation now, you can spare yourself the headache and heartache of potential disputes down the road over these exact topics.

What Can Go In Your Prenup

  • Asset distributions
  • Methods for dividing debt
  • Alimony/spousal support agreements
  • What will happen to either of your employee benefits or retirement plans

What Can’t Go In Your Prenup

  • Provisions for child custody
  • Provisions for visitation
  • Discriminatory provisions based on race, religion, or other protected characteristics.

How New Leaf Family Can Help

We understand that the time leading up to your wedding is chaotic; the last thing we want to do is add to your plate. The good news is, this is a wedding task we can handle for you! After taking the time to get to know you and your partner, understanding your needs, and addressing any concerns you may have, we’ll craft a prenuptial agreement tailored to your specific goals. We want to make this season of life as smooth and stress-free as possible, allowing you to focus on the joy that lies ahead!

Our skilled and knowledgeable prenuptial lawyers will work diligently to ensure your financial interests are protected. If you and your spouse have reservations about creating a prenuptial agreement or simply don’t have the time, we can also help you create a postnuptial agreement after the wedding is over. Call New Leaf Family today to schedule a free initial case evaluation.

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