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Can prenups have a negative impact on child support?

On Behalf of | May 6, 2017 | Prenuptial Agreements |

When it comes to prenuptial agreements, you may have an array of considerations to mull over, such as how your property will be divided with your other spouse. In Lee County, and other regions in the state of Florida, some couples who have signed a prenuptial agreement wonder if the contract will affect them in other ways, such as their ability to receive child support or the amount they will be ordered to pay.

For parents who are going through the divorce process, daily life can be tricky. However, they should understand their legal rights and try to make things less difficult for their kids. According to the Florida Legislature, a prenuptial agreement cannot have a negative impact on a child’s right to receiving child support. In other words, children are eligible to receive child support they need regardless of whether or not their parents signed a prenuptial agreement.

That said, prenups can have a major impact on married couples in other ways. For example, a prenup can lay out how property is split up in the event a couple divorces or govern one party’s right to sell property. If you are thinking about signing a prenup, or have already signed one and are not sure of how the contract will affect you if you and your spouse divorce, you should have your circumstances assessed on an individualized basis.

Also, it is essential to keep in mind that this post does not in any way serve as an alternative to legal help.

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