Splitting up is probably the last thing you’re thinking about as you are planning your wedding day. However, if you are successful in your career, own real estate, have retirement accounts, or run a business, a prenuptial agreement is a necessary part of the preparation.
A prenuptial agreement avoids commingling of your property, sets clear expectations for the management of your financials during marriage, and determines what happens if the relationship does not work out.
Prenuptial agreements will include a comprehensive plan for:
- What property will remain separate
- Reimbursement of contributions made to each other’s separate property
- Salary, earnings, and acquisitions after marriage
- How will you create joint assets and how will they be divided in a divorce
- What will happen with your retirement accounts
- Who will pay what deb
- Sharing taxes during marriage
- Spousal support in case of divorce
- Dividing various household expenses
We will work with you to create a prenup that adheres to all legal requirements and will stand up to any court challenges. We have extensive experience with what terms can be included in a prenup, and equally as important, what should be excluded.
Frequently Asked Questions
Usually, 2 – 4 weeks. But if you and your fiancé don’t agree on the terms, it can take much longer.