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Can I include child support or custody in a prenuptial agreement?

Prenuptial agreements are an important part of many modern marriages, and any couple with significant assets on either or both sides should certainly consider using one to protect themselves. However, many couples do not understand the limitations of these agreements and jeopardize important protections they do have available by including invalid terms when creating them.

Strengthen your upcoming marriage with a prenuptial agreement

Creating a strong marriage that goes the distance often begins well before two people actually tie the knot and get married. In almost all cases, relationships where each partner clearly expresses their expectations and understands the expectations of the other partner are healthier and stand a better chance of weathering the storms that any marriage inevitably encounters.

Trouble discussing prenuptial agreements?

When a couple decides to get married, there are many things that demand careful planning before the wedding. But while most of those plans involve the wedding itself, some of the most important work an engaged couple can do is to create a prenuptial agreement. Unfortunately, many couples don't know how to approach the issue because of common misconceptions about what a prenuptial agreement is and why two people might use one.

Prenuptial agreements should be part of wedding planning

An engagement is the start of a wonderful journey. It is also the start of a lot of wedding planning. While you are planning your wedding, don't forget to take steps to protect yourself just in case this marriage doesn't work. One thing that you can do is to get a prenuptial agreement in place.

Be sure to protect yourself if you plan to get married again

It is very common for people who divorce to decide to get remarried. Of course, while a new marriage holds new possibilities, it also holds risks. If you're considering getting remarried after a divorce, be sure that you take the proper steps to protect yourself and your fairly before you enter into another marriage.

Think about everything a prenuptial agreement can do for you

As we discussed in a previous post, you have to ensure that you are protecting the enforceability of a prenuptial agreement. This essentially means that you do what you need to do to ensure that the court won't find anything wrong with the contract if you and your ex split.

Protecting the enforceability of a prenuptial agreement

Creating prenuptial agreement to add some structure to a marriage is a wise choice for many couples, allowing them the freedom to establish some boundaries for each other and for parties outside the marriage. However, for some people, simply creating and signing a prenuptial agreement is not as airtight as they might hope. Prenuptial agreements can prove difficult to enforce if one party claims he or she signed the document under duress or that the terms are fraudulent.

Can I strengthen my marriage with a prenuptial agreement?

Many Americans suffer from a common misconception that prenuptial agreements are only useful when a couple divorces. In reality, a wise couple can use a prenuptial agreement to avoid certain conflicts within marriage and protect each other from pressures outside the relationship. While it is certainly true that most divorces benefit from a prenuptial agreement, any couple can use a one to strengthen the marriage -- not tear it down

More people are using prenuptial agreements now than decades ago

People who get married these days are much more likely to have prenuptial agreements in place than people who were married decades ago. One of the reasons for this is that people aren't getting married as young as what they once did. Instead, some people are waiting until they have an established career and some measure of financial security.

What to include and leave out of a prenuptial agreement

A prenuptial agreement is an insurance policy of sorts. It is a way that you can ensure that you know what you are going to walk away with if your marriage doesn't work out. This is an important document that you must ensure is fully enforceable.