No one planning a wedding wants to think about getting divorced, which makes prenuptial agreements an awkward topic for most couples. Although these documents can protect your interests and prevent legal battles later on, many soon-to-be newlyweds hesitate, thanks to a number of widespread misconceptions. Below are some common misunderstandings, and why everyone getting married should consider signing a prenup.
Here are 3 Common Misconceptions About Prenuptial Agreements
While prenuptial agreements usually contain provisions that settle issues if you get divorced down the road, they can also help define your lives together. For instance, your prenuptial agreement can define how finances will be handled during the marriage and help to protect your marital estate upon the death of either spouse.
Many people assume they don’t need a prenuptial agreement if they trust their spouse, but trust isn’t the same as mutual understanding. A prenup gives you and your spouse the opportunity to explore potential problems before they arise and solve them in advance, which may make your relationship even stronger. The necessary conversations that are had while planning a prenuptial agreement can really assist the couple in their marriage.
Popular culture makes it seem that prenuptial agreements are only for the rich, but these documents aren’t just about finances. Even if you don’t have substantial assets, a prenuptial agreement can help you work out the division of property and estate planning issues.
With a combined 30 years in family law, the attorneys at Jones Family Law Group, LLC, will provide the legal guidance you need. Contact Jones Family Law Group, LLC today for any questions or to set up a consultation.
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