If you are planning to get married and are interested in protecting yourself from the “what ifs” that come with asset division and protection, it is important to consider a prenuptial agreement.
A prenuptial agreement is a legal contract between two people who intend to get married, that outlines how income and assets will be distributed during the marriage as well as in the event of divorce. These agreements create a peace of mind that no matter what, your inheritance, your hard-earned money, and your assets are protected.
Whether you are a business owner with high-net worth or a mother of three children protecting your children’s inheritance, a prenuptial can cover you in case of divorce.
Who, What, Why, and Where of Prenuptial Agreements
A prenuptial agreement is between the two individuals that are going to be married, and is validated by a court of law, with help from stipulations in the Connecticut Prenuptial Agreement Act. An attorney from our team at Goldblatt, Marquette, & Rashba, P.C can help you ensure that your prenuptial agreement is enforceable.
In your prenuptial agreement, you can decide what becomes of your property and assets if you pass away, your will and trust, and your beneficiaries. It will determine how much access your spouse has to your property and assets within the marriage as well as if you get divorced.
Whether this is your first or your fourth marriage, a prenuptial agreement helps you to protect what you have built and manage your financial and estate planning. If you are a parent entering into a new marriage, a prenuptial agreement can protect your children from losing inheritance or property.
Additionally, if one spouse is entering the marriage with a disproportionately higher income and asset value, the prenuptial agreement will protect those assets while deciding how they will be dispersed and managed during the marriage.
By drafting your prenuptial agreement with a Connecticut based family lawyer, you will have the best chance at having an enforceable, valid agreement that you can be sure is legally binding. If you are getting married out of state or are unsure of if your marriage or prenuptial agreement will be valid in your home state, talk to our team to discuss your concerns.
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