Getting Married? Plan For The Future With A Prenup.

Legally speaking, marriage is a contract between two parties. While most people enter into a marriage with the best of intentions and every hope of spending a lifetime together, the fact is that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, which is reason enough to consider taking actions that will help you avoid contentions later on.

A prenuptial agreement is a document prepared before marriage that establishes legal guidelines if the marriage should end in divorce. Although a prenuptial agreement is important for any couple getting married, those entering a second or subsequent marriage, or those who own significant assets individually, should strongly consider getting one.

Once thought of as controversial, premarital agreements are now considered an essential part of marriage planning. Couples can now plan for asset protection going into a marriage so as to avoid contentious divisions of marital property down the road.

For answers to your questions about prenuptial agreements and marriage planning, contact Michelle A. Barry, P.A., in Longwood to set up a free consultation with a lawyer.

Important Considerations Before Marriage

Emotionally you are ready for marriage. But have you thought about the legal considerations of marriage? Before signing your marriage license, consider the following:

  • Marital property — If one day you and your spouse divorce, any property that you acquired during the length of your marriage (marital property) will be subject to property division. Separate property (property acquired before the date of marriage) remains yours individually, with a few exceptions.
  • Wills and other estate planning documents — If you do not already have a will, you should consider getting one. This becomes even more important when you have children.
  • Premarital counseling — Many couples choose to participate in premarriage counseling to prepare mentally and emotionally for marriage. With the guidance of a marriage counselor, couples are able to identify and address disagreements and potential areas of conflict.

Get In Touch With Us Today

To find out more about the benefits of a prenuptial agreement, contact us online or call our law office in Longwood, Florida, at 407-622-4529 (toll free 888-351-8303) to set up an appointment with lead attorney Michelle A. Barry.

A free 15-minute initial telephone consultation is available to discuss your case. Email documents to us prior to a call for the most beneficial use of your time. In-person consultations are available at a reduced rate that will be put toward a retainer. We accept all major credit cards for your convenience.