Prenuptial & Post-Nuptial Agreements
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Understanding a Prenuptial Agreement
A prenuptial agreement is a contract signed between two parties who are intending to get married. The contract is enforceable under Florida Law and is used to define each partners' rights and obligation during marriage, separation, and/or divorce. These type of agreements are used to avoid heated and costly legal battles by laying out each spouse's rights prior to marriage. A prenuptial agreement can also serve as a way to avoid equitable distribution in a divorce, providing the court with instructions on how the assets should be split up between each individual.
When one partner is bringing more assets and finances into a marriage, they make seek to protect their wealth and their relationship by creating legal boundaries in these areas. Additionally, if you have children from a previous marriage, you may wish to make an agreement that protects their financial security.
What is a post-nuptial agreement?
If a married couple wants to clearly define their rights within the marriage and in the event of a divorce, they will need to create a post nuptial agreement.
You can include the following information in a post nuptial agreement:
- Child custody determinations
- Spousal support agreements
- Additional financial support
- Parenting time
Although entering into a prenuptial agreement is often not glamorous or romantic, it's very important to consider drafting one to ensure your rights are protected. If you would like to learn more about drafting a pre or post nuptial agreement, be sure to contact the firm's Tampa divorce attorney for counsel.