Prenuptial or Premarital Agreements

The modern trends of our society are beginning to favor premarital (prenuptial) agreements. Although there was a time when courts disfavored the idea of a contract based on an expectation of divorce, courts have quickly learned that such agreements do not encourage divorce at all. In fact, the opposite is often true. A premarital agreement encourages communication and disclosure. Financial disagreements can be a very tender part of a marriage. The premarital agreement enables future spouses to make important financial decisions now and hopefully avoid unsatisfactory consequences later.

Premarital agreements are not only important in the event of a divorce, but also the death of either spouse. These agreements help to resolve disputes before they ever arise. Future spouses can enter an agreement regarding almost any matter, including disposition of property upon divorce or death, the rights of each spouse with regard to certain property, spousal maintenance, and even personal obligations. However, many issues such as child support cannot be affected by the premarital agreement.

 

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