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What should I include in my prenuptial agreement?

On Behalf of | Jul 15, 2016 | Prenuptial Agreements |

Before tying the knot, couples often have a wide variety of issues to deal with, such as wedding planning. If you plan to get married, it is important to make sure you cover all bases, which may include signing a prenuptial agreement. In Lee County, and other areas in Florida, some people have negative opinions of prenups. However, many couples still decide to sign these contracts and it is imperative for you to ensure that your prenuptial agreement is fair before you sign.

According to the Florida Legislature, there are a number of components that may be included in your prenuptial agreement. For example, your prenup may address each person’s rights with regard to property during marriage and how property will be distributed upon death or after a divorce. Moreover, your prenup may either eliminate or establish spousal support. It is also essential to remember that prenuptial agreements cannot interfere with a child’s right to receive support.

These contracts, which need to be in writing and contain the signature of each party, take effect at the time of marriage. However, you may be able to modify or even revoke your prenuptial agreement after you are married, so long as you and your spouse sign a written contract. When it comes to prenups, it is pivotal to protect your interests and carefully review the entire agreement before signing your name.

Please understand that this post was written to provide information on key elements to prenuptial agreements and is not to be taken as legal counsel.

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