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Starting the tricky conversation about prenuptial agreements

It has never been an easy conversation to start. Nevertheless, more young people in Florida are considering asking their partners for prenuptial agreements after becoming engaged. In fact, more than half of the family law attorneys questioned in a recent survey said they are handling more requests for premarital contracts than just three years earlier. For many, however, bringing up the topic without being misunderstood is a challenge.

A Florida prenup can center on length of marriage

For many people, the primary concern over prenuptial agreements is the risk of signing away one's rights before the marriage even begins. It's important to understand that Florida couples can create a prenup that meets their specific set of needs. Gone are the days when prenuptial agreements were drafted solely to protect the interests of one party. Couples can now customize their marital contract to suit their specific circumstances.

Postnuptial marital agreements have varied purposes

When couples in Florida get married, they combine not only their lives but also their assets. While marital agreements can protect each spouse in the event of a divorce, not all couples feel comfortable discussing a prenuptial agreement before the wedding. Some feel it is unnecessary because they both enter the union with little or no assets. However, those circumstances can change, and this is where a postnuptial agreement can show its value.

The Protective Prenup: Tips for Florida couples

For many couples, considering a prenuptial agreement is a source of dread. Far too many people approach the topic of prenuptial agreements with the belief that these marital contracts always begin and end from an adversarial position. In reality, Florida couples often choose a prenup to protect each other from financial loss related to existing debt or anticipated business expenses.

Things to include in a Florida prenuptial agreement

Preparing for a wedding can be a whirlwind experience, and one that can overwhelm even the most organized of people. For many in Florida, drafting the  perfect prenup is just as important as selecting the ideal wedding cake or hiring an amazing band. When working through the details of a prenuptial agreement, it is important to include all assets of significant value. The following are some of the most important items that people forget to add to their prenup.

Important questions to ask a marital agreements lawyer

When preparing to wed, many people have a number of questions about how they can and should protect their wealth from loss due to divorce. In fact, some people are so concerned about the matter that they feel overwhelmed and are unsure how to proceed. They know that they need the assistance of an attorney, but they are not sure what types of protections are available with a prenuptial agreement. It can be helpful to create a list of questions to present to a Florida marital agreements lawyer in the interest of making the most of an appointment.

Prenuptial agreements may help plan for divorce in Florida

Many Florida residents may find planning for the possibility of divorce useful. It is not unrealistic to consider that a marriage will not last forever, as numerous couples choose to end their relationships every day. In fact, planning tools, such as prenuptial agreements, can help interested parties address property division and other areas long before the need arises. 

A marital agreements lawyer can help protect inheritance

When it comes to protecting an inheritance from loss during property division, it is important to take a proactive approach. That means securing the services of a Florida marital agreements lawyer as soon as possible. By crafting a thorough prenuptial agreement that specifically addresses an inheritance, it is possible to ensure that the assets that are handed down from one generation to another are used in the manner that was intended, and not lost during an unexpected divorce.

A marital agreements lawyer can answer questions on debt

Many Florida residents have questions about how student loan debt is treated during a divorce. The answer is not as simple as many people believe, which is why it makes sense to consult with a marital agreements lawyer prior to tying the knot. No one wants to be saddled with someone else's student loans in the event of a divorce.

Florida Nirvana fans won't believe this divorce twist

Many readers are aware that Francis Bean Cobain (daughter of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain) is heading for divorce court. What some Florida residents may be shocked to learn is the extent to which the young woman's husband of not even two years feels should be his as part of the divorce. The case serves as an example of the importance of having a solid prenuptial agreement in place and of taking an aggressive legal stance in protecting one's interests during a divorce.