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Prenuptial Agreements: Making a Smart Choice

Prenuptial Agreements- A WISE MOVE

A pre-nuptial agreement or pre-nup is a legally binding contract between two people who intend to get married. The contract can cover a wide array of possible scenarios and issues concerning the relationship. It generally outlines certain protections for the parties in the event of divorce. These may include the disposition of property acquired prior to the marriage, property acquired jointly during the marriage and the amount and duration of spousal support or alimony.
Prenups have grown in popularity as couples delay marriage and launch professional lives and accumulate wealth well before they tie the knot. Consulting a lawyer before the wedding is a responsible way to approach this most important legal partnership.

Certain topics may not be included in Florida pre-nups. They include parenting plans for minor children and provisions eliminating the right to temporary attorney’s fees or temporary spousal support.

A pre- nup should clarify where each person stands financially. The hallmark of a strong agreement is the full and frank disclosure of each partner’s assets and liabilities. In Florida, pre-nuptial agreements are generally valid and may be set aside only on a very limited basis, in circumstances where there is duress or coercion-or unfairness in its terms that shock the conscience.

A wise move, when one embarks on the prospect of marriage, is to consult a qualified, experienced lawyer to get an education on the subject. That is what we are here for!

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