Prenuptial Agreements Are Beneficial For Many Couples
A prenuptial agreement may be the least romantic topic to bring up in the aftermath of a proposal, but many couples may find that it’s advantageous to both sides to have this legal agreement in place prior to their marriage. In fact, prenuptial agreements are not exclusively for wealthy couples or those who are invested in a business. There are many types of couples who could benefit from a prenuptial agreement.
Hecht & Associates, LLC, has years of experience drafting prenuptial and postmarital agreements and representing clients entering into these types of agreements.
These are a few reasons why you should consider hiring an attorney to help you draft a prenuptial agreement:
- A prenuptial agreement can protect any assets that you have earned prior to the marriage.
- A prenuptial agreement can protect your interests in a business that was established prior to the marriage.
- A prenuptial agreement can protect any inheritance that you have received prior to the marriage.
What Makes A Prenuptial Agreement Valid?
Courts typically will not accept informal prenuptial agreements. Here are some of the legal issues that must be covered for these agreements to be considered legally binding:
- Each party must either represent themselves or have their own legal counsel. Both spouses cannot share a single lawyer.
- The agreement must not be written or signed under emotional duress or threat of ending the relationship.
- The agreement cannot be last-minute. Typically, completing an agreement six months in advance of the marriage date is acceptable.
- The agreement cannot be unconscounably egregiously unfair to one of the parties.