Considering a Prenuptial Agreement?

As you and your soon-to-be spouse prepare for your upcoming wedding, the idea of getting a prenuptial agreement may not be the first thing on your mind. However, more and more couples are seeing this as a smart step toward a secure future together. While the idea of a prenuptial agreement or also called premarital agreement may not seem romantic, it is a tool in protecting you and your spouse from unnecessary litigation and disputes.

Discussing a prenuptial agreement with an attorney can help ease any concerns or questions either of you may be having about getting one. You may already have an existing prenuptial agreement and want to make sure your best interests are looked after. Or your partner may want to amend a portion of the agreement. No matter what your premarital contract issue may be, our experienced family law attorneys in Arizona can help you.

The Benefits of a Prenup

One of the most important benefits a prenuptial agreement can provide for both parties under the contract is protection. This protection is an umbrella over many types of issues such as:

  • Assets acquired prior to the marriage
  • Trusts and other inheritances that children from a prior relationship are to receive
  • Division of property
  • Debt and creditors
  • Other estate planning issues

These are just some of the benefits a prenuptial agreement can provide. It is important that your contract is drafted in a way that is catered to your specific situation as well as with your own personal goals and needs in mind.

Just as certain things are allowed in a prenuptial agreement, Arizona does prohibit some things from being included. Child support and legal decision-making (child custody) issues cannot be predetermined. Furthermore, items considered unconscionable or against public policy will not be found valid. That is why it is important to talk to one of our dedicated lawyers about your family law case.

Learn More About How We Can Help You

If you need more information about prenuptial agreements, want an existing one amended or reviewed, or have another family law issue, reach out to us online today. You can call us at 480-359-1758 or toll free at 800-409-2187.