Jupiter Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer
In Florida, when a marriage ends in divorce, assets will most likely be divided in a way that the court deems equitable, or fair. Couples who want to have a more active role in deciding how their assets will be distributed can, however, consider entering into a prenuptial agreement before they get married. These contracts can dictate the couple’s financial situation in the event of a divorce, or one of the parties’ deaths, covering not only the division of marital assets, but also the division of debts, and alimony obligations. Consider enlisting the help of an experienced Jupiter prenuptial agreement lawyer to create a prenuptial agreement that best suits your family’s needs.
What Can Prenuptial Agreements Address?
Prenuptial agreements can be used for a variety of purposes. They can, for instance, protect assets that one person brings to a marriage, ensuring that they will remain in that person’s sole possession in the event of divorce. These assets could include ownership of a home or business, a retirement plan, life insurance proceeds, or even an inheritance. The agreements can also cover assets that are acquired during the marriage, promising them to one spouse if the marriage ends in divorce. Prenuptial agreements can also be used to protect children of a prior marriage from losing an inheritance and can entitle one spouse to alimony upon divorce. Agreements can even dictate how much payments will be and how long they will last.
What Prenuptial Agreements Can’t Do
Prenuptial agreements can achieve a lot, but they can’t do everything. They cannot, for instance, be used to set child custody arrangements or to determine child support in advance. These matters are reserved for judges, who are tasked with making decisions that are in a child’s best interests. Any provisions in a prenuptial agreement that contain details about child support or child custody will usually be stricken by the court, making them null and void.
Prenuptial Agreement Requirements
Prenuptial agreements will only be considered legally binding contracts if the parties follow specific rules during their drafting. These contracts must, for instance, be in writing, signed by both parties, and notarized. Any evidence that one of the parties was coerced into signing could be grounds for breaking the agreement. Similarly, if one of the parties engaged in fraud, or failed to disclose the entirety of his or her assets, then the agreement can be voided. An agreement can even be thrown out if a judge deems it excessively unfair to one party. Prenuptial agreements can also be suspended, revoked, or modified, as long as the change is made in writing and approved by both parties.
Contact a Jupiter Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer for Help
If you are planning on getting married, you and your partner could benefit from the creation of a prenuptial agreement. For help navigating this process, call Jupiter prenuptial agreement lawyer Caroline Olson, P.A. You can set up a free consultation by calling a member of our legal team at 561-288-0548, or by completing one of our online contact forms.