Prenuptial Agreements

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Prenuptial Agreements 2017-05-23T15:57:15+00:00

Why would anyone who is about to get married want to think about what would happen if they got divorced?

That is the reaction many people have when they hear about prenuptial agreements. Many people think that as soon as they are married “what’s mine is yours and what’s yours is mine.” But that is not exactly what the law says. Married people can have separate property and sometimes there are good reasons to keep it that way.

  • When one spouse brings a greater amount of financial assets and property into the marriage than the other
  • When one spouse gives up a well-paying job or career in order to stay at home with children or to follow the other spouse to a new geographic location
  • When one spouse is part of a family business
  • When one spouse has children from a prior marriage
  • When the spouses have differing investment and retirement goals due to age disparity or philosophical reasons