While most marrying couples want to focus on the “happily ever after,” the cold, hard statistics reveal 50% of all marriages end without the “happily.” Your emotional commitment to a future spouse should not cloud your judgment and leave your current assets. Regardless of how certain you are that this relationship will end only in death, the state regards this union much more similar to a business, and treats it as a contract. As we have all heard the adage, “contracts are made to be broken.”
Prenuptial agreements, a pact for how assets are divided upon death or dissolution of marriage, no longer carry the negative stigma they once did. For smart and successful couples, a prenuptial agreement relieves anxiety and future disagreements should the marriage end. A prenuptial agreement may be a wise option to avoid messy litigation around property issues after the death of a spouse or during a divorce.
A prenuptial agreement prepared by an experienced prenuptial attorney will protect your interests and rights were a dissolution of marriage occur. If you are seeking prenuptial guidance, contact us to begin the process. Remember, this concerns your head, not your heart.
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