To many couples, nothing seems less romantic than discussing a prenuptial agreement. You likely want to focus on the happy future you will have with your partner, not the possibility of an eventual divorce. However, prenuptial agreements are about more than divorce — and they can actually contribute to a happy marriage in many ways.
A prenuptial agreement is not a parachute that is only to be used in emergencies. It is a guidebook for making decisions before, during and after your marriage — and a way to protect yourself and your loved ones no matter what happens.
At Miller, Kistler & Campbell, our lawyers help couples prepare for the future by drafting and negotiating legally sound, practical prenuptial agreements.
Why Use a Prenuptial Agreement?
While prenuptial agreements are typically considered the realm of the very wealthy, virtually any couple can benefit from such a contract. If you have been married before, have your own children, or have a significant income gap between you and your spouse, they can be particularly valuable.
A legal agreement with your future spouse can have many benefits such as:
- Detailing any special agreements between you and your spouse
- Setting aside certain assets or property for one spouse
- Protecting certain property for children of a previous marriage
- Supporting any estate planning documentation you or your spouse put into place
- Establishing guidelines for resolving conflicts or making decisions during the marriage
- Making decisions about property division, alimony and other issues in the event of a divorce
Our lead family law attorney, Brian K. Marshall, is a Certified Public Accountant with extensive experience helping families resolve complex financial issues. He can help you achieve your goals whether you are a young couple with minimal property or a high-earning professional looking to safeguard significant assets.
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