Antenuptial or Prenuptial Agreement
A prenuptial, or antenuptial agreement, commonly abbreviated to prenup or prenupt, is a contract entered into prior to marriage by the parties who intend to marry one another. The content of an antenuptial agreement may vary widely, but commonly includes provisions for division of separate and marital property, separate and marital debt, and spousal support in the event of divorce or breakup of marriage. It may also include terms for the forfeiture of assets as a result of divorce on the grounds of adultery, misappropriation or other malfeasance by one of the parties.
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Sometimes we hear clients say that prenupts are only for the wealthy. We disagree. A properly drafted prenuptial agreement can be as important to the average person as they are to a couple who has a multi-million dollar marital estate.
Antenuptial agreements are also useful for estate planning purposes. It is usually advisable to prepare both, an antenuptial agreement and a corresponding will, trust or other estate plan that complements the antenuptial agreement.
From a purely legal perspective, marriage is a business, much like a general partnership. Each partner comes into the marriage with certain assets, debts and responsibilities. They build a life together, acquire assets and debts together and share the rewards together. They often also have children together. Accordingly, from the spouses’ perspectives, marriage involves much more than just the legal business end of the transaction. Strong emotional connections, deep feelings and commitments cannot be treated as a cold, hard business transaction.
It is important when considering an antenuptial agreement to realize that emotional issues will arise. Let the caring prenuptial and divorce attorneys at The Self Legal Group, PLLC develop a customized antenuptial agreement based on your specific needs.
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