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Interested in a prenuptial agreement? It can be a great idea

On Behalf of | Jul 22, 2020 | Family Law

Prenuptial agreements are sometimes looked down upon because they can make it seem like one partner doesn’t trust the other — even before the marriage has gotten started. The truth is, though, that prenuptial agreements are a wonderful way to protect both people who are entering a marriage. 

With a prenuptial agreement, you can do a few things now to protect yourself during your marriage and in the case of a divorce. Some of the topics you can address in a prenup include:

  • Business information, such as who owns or can profit from a business during the marriage
  • Debt obligations and who should pay upon divorce
  • Alimony and if you or the other party would like to receive it upon divorce

There are many different topics you can address, so don’t think that this is a complete list. 

Why would you want to get a prenuptial agreement?

It may be a good idea to get a prenuptial agreement if you or your spouse to make much more money than the other. If you or your partner own a business or have significant debt, these topics can be addressed in a prenuptial agreement, as well.

Another concern some people have is what happens if they divorce with pets. You can generally include your pets (and custody rights over those pets) in a prenuptial agreement. 

A prenuptial agreement can protect both you and your partner, so it’s not one-sided. If you would like to discuss putting one together, you may want to reach out to your attorney and discuss the possibility of a prenuptial agreement with your partner well before your wedding day. Remember, earlier planning is better, especially when you’re discussing finances and topics that are important in your marriage.