The True Value Of A Prenup
A prenuptial agreement in Florida is a contract between two parties into which they entered prior to marriage. This agreement allows both parties to discuss all family law issues that may arise during the marriage in a clear-headed, calm and effective manner. A postnuptial agreement is a contract between two parties into which they enter after the marriage has occurred.
What many people don’t realize is that both agreements are made out of trust. These agreements open up discussions of what will happen if the marriage lasts less than a lifetime. In this respect, a prenup can ease anxiety, because you’ve already put a plan in place. As a Florida family law attorney, I regularly facilitate these agreements. Call my Palm Beach Gardens law firm, Mark E. Sawicki, P.A., at 954-928-9331 to schedule a consultation. I also have an office in Melbourne and welcome calls from clients throughout the region.
Not Very Romantic, But Very Smart
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements do not sound romantic. In fact, for many Americans, the agreements can seem cynical, as if couples are anticipating the eventual dissolutions of their relationships. Thus, many do not want to discuss this topic. In recent years, however, there’s been a palpable shift in the attitude of many adults regarding these agreements. Many people now understand that having these conversations creates more, not less, trust in the relationship because both people understand what they’re getting into and what happens if things don’t work out.
What Do Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements Typically Contain?
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements detail both people’s respective:
- Debts and liabilities
In most cases, these documents also contain instructions on how the couple’s conjugal properties, assets, and liabilities will be divided between them in case of separation, annulment, or divorce. Child custody and child support may also be discussed. In drawing up these documents, it is vital that each member of the couple works with an experienced and trusted legal professional to keep the agreements fair and lawful. Again, planning for the worst-case scenario when both people are at their best usually means less stress during the marriage. My mission is to protect your peace.
How Are Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements Used?
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are often used during divorce proceedings. These agreements serve as guides on what agreements the couple agreed on before the split, helping both of them get what is rightfully and legally theirs from the marriage. In some cases, they can also be presented in child custody and child support cases. Again, the guidance of a family law legal expert – one who also handles divorce and custody – will help in determining how best to use the prenuptial and postnuptial agreements in various cases.
Let’s Discuss Your Prenuptial Agreement
If you want to know more or are ready to create a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, I can help. Connect with me by calling 954-928-9331 or emailing me using my online contact form. My offices are in Palm Beach Gardens and Melbourne, and I serve couples throughout Broward, Palm Beach, and Brevard counties, including West Palm Beach.