At Grazi & Gianino, our family law attorney can offer you peace of mind through the creation of a prenuptial agreement between you and your future spouse. The romantic ideal of a marriage is that two people who are in love with each other decide that they will commit to remain solely devoted to one another for the rest of their lives. This vision, however, fails to take into account the reality that both parties who are to be joined in matrimony arrive with their own independent lives, histories, flaws, assets, and liabilities in tow. Prenuptial agreements stand seemingly in opposition with the idealized view of marriage, but they can be an important step in acknowledging the more realistic interpretation of such a union.
There are some people who hold a negative opinion regarding prenuptial agreements because they think that the desire for such a contract demonstrates a lack of faith in or willingness to nurture and sustain a marital relationship. Entering into a prenuptial agreement does not predestine a marriage for failure or even suggest a desire that such dissolution should come to pass. Instead, it is better understood as an effort to create a mechanism by which your wishes can be known and honored in the event of your death or a divorce.
Some issues to address in a prenuptial agreement may include:
- Beneficiaries and distribution of inheritance
- Division of premarital assets
- Handling of income earned during the marriage
- Ownership of property
- Mutual waiver of alimony
If you are planning to get married and want to ensure that your premarital and postnuptial rights and interests are protected, we can help you to craft a legal document that can accomplish this. We can also offer representation for the enforcement of an existing prenuptial agreement if you are seeking a divorce. Every marriage is unique, and the provisions of a prenuptial agreement will vary accordingly. Contact the experienced family law lawyer of Grazi & Gianino, at (772) 286-0200 for the legal help you deserve.
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