Premarital agreements – also known as prenuptial agreements or more simply prenups – include any certified agreement contracted before a marriage.
Couples elect to draft premarital agreements for a variety of reasons, the most common being asset allocation in the event of future separation. Additionally some couples elect to include clauses that detail the distribution of any debt or inheritance after an annulment or divorce. If children are part of the picture, guardianship terms may also be added to a premarital agreement.
Do you need a lawyer to make a prenuptial agreement?
For both you and your partner, it’s always best to arrange legal counsel when drafting a premarital agreement. Plainly put, if you want a clear, precise agreement that benefits both parties in the long run, Klok Family Law can help.
We are experienced in matrimonial law, and we’re devoted to making you and your spouse feel safe and secure in your futures. If you decide a premarital agreement is the right choice for your partnership, we’re well equipped to help you draft an agreement from start to finish.
How to make a fair premarital agreement
There’s no hiding it: a prenuptial agreement isn’t the most romantic topic you’ll discuss with your future spouse. For couples that choose this route, it can be a difficult, but necessary topic to broach.
If you’re committed to creating an even-sided agreement for both parties, the first thing you’ll want to do is discuss matters privately with your significant other. Once the two of you have conscientiously decided on a premarital agreement, you’ll want to follow a three step process:
- First and foremost, contact Klok Family Law. Our foundation is rooted in helping people and securing their wellbeing. If you and your spouse-to-be have decided to get a prenuptial agreement, contact us today and we’ll walk you through the process.
- Stay current. Depending on how your married life develops, prenuptial agreements may no longer apply to certain assets or payout variables. Be sure to revisit your contract occasionally and evaluate if it needs to be altered.
- Be open with your significant other. Years down the line, some couples choose to cancel a prenuptial agreement. If you come to a point where you no longer find the contract necessary, get in touch with us. Klok Family Law is ready and willing to serve your marriage any way we can.
Everything else on Premarital Agreements
At its basis, a premarital agreement is designed to protect and serve both parties in a loving relationship. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to mete out the finer points of a prenuptial agreement if you’re not in contact with legal counsel.
For everything else you need to know about premarital agreements, contact us here at Klok Family Law. We’re happy to clear up any questions or misconceptions you may have about the process. Just give us a call today or write us a note online. We’ll schedule a time to meet and give you an opinion on your prenuptial contract.