Many engaged couples, or even before then, choose to enter into a Prenuptial Agreement. Having a prenup means that it would likely be more comfortable and faster if any divorce proceedings are to come. A Prenuptial Agreement is also helpful in executing the Last Will and Testament after the death of one of the spouses.
The Prenuptial Agreement is legal in all US states, which, as is the case with most more controversial topics, may enforce the prenup in varying fashion. Check your state law before creating a prenup or risk ending up with one that is useless.
The Prenuptial Agreement handles the financial side of the marriage. It is used to decide beforehand the division of properties, liabilities, and current assets. It also details how any businesses owned are to be divided.
However, it does not concern custodial matters, which is the territory of family law and expressly prohibited in such a way that any attempt could void the agreement.
Depending on your state, a Prenuptial Agreement may also be known as:
The prenup comes with a reputation of abuse where very wealthy people hang it over the head of someone not nearly as wealthy to do it or else. Nowadays, though, the prenup may be part of a standard marriage contract. It makes sense to use a Prenuptial Agreement if there are significant assets or liabilities present before marriage. After the marriage, married couples would use a Postnuptial Agreement.
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After reviewing the Prenuptial Agreement's printout, both future spouses are to sign it in front of a witness. Notarization might not be required in all states, but it is highly recommended.
After the Prenuptial Agreement is signed and notarized, distribute a copy to both parties. It is not necessary to file the agreement with the court or any state authority.
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