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.
We understand that the need to have a premarital agreement is something that makes some people uncomfortable. The last thing that you probably want to happen is that you go through the steps of having one drawn up and signed only to find out that the court can’t force the agreement to be complied with.
Many couples these days realize that these agreements can help to keep both parties protected if the marriage doesn’t work out. While these agreements are usually associated with the rich or famous, anyone who has some assets might benefit from one.
If you think that you might need a prenuptial agreement, you should consider what might happen if you do get divorced. Don’t think only about your home, car and bank account. You also need to think about any retirement accounts you have and other similar assets. Your investments are another thing to think about.
You probably don’t want to walk away from a divorce without anything that you’ve worked hard for. This is one of the situations that a prenuptial agreement helps with. It can also work to ensure that inheritances and family heirlooms remain in your control instead of being handed over to your ex who doesn’t have a personal tie to them.