Prenuptial agreements, also known as “prenups,” carried a social stigma. Some people thought that prenuptial agreements were only for wealthy individuals or for couples who did not believe their marriage would last. Recently, more engaged couples are deciding to put a prenuptial agreement in place—not because they believe their marriage will inevitably end in divorce, but because they want to discuss important topics before they build a life together and ensure that the future remains bright. At the Law Office of Henry Lebensbaum, we are committed to helping our clients explore all of their legal options so that they can walk down the aisle with confidence.
How a Prenuptial Agreement Works
A prenuptial agreement is a written legal contract between two individuals who intend to marry. Should the marriage end in divorce, this document contains clear conditions about how the couple plans to address important questions, such as the division of property, alimony arrangement, the handling of debts, and more. Essentially, a prenuptial agreement is a “road map” for the couple to follow as they navigate the divorce process. Instead of battling over each detail when emotions are running high, the divorcing couple can use the prenuptial agreement as a tool to simplify and streamline the divorce process.
Creating Deeper Connections
While a prenuptial agreement can definitely ease the divorce process, it also offers a valuable opportunity for engaged couples to discuss significant marital issues before they marry. For many couples, the process of establishing a prenuptial agreement brings them closer together, as they have a clear reason to discuss their views on finances, spending habits, debt, assets and their individual visions for the future. Simply going through the practice of putting a prenuptial agreement in place actually strengthens the marital bond for many couples, and they may never end up needing to use the agreement in the long run.
Protecting Your Future
Making the decision to marry is a big step. It’s important to take some time to think about your vision for your future, and to share your concerns and goals with your future spouse before you merge your lives. That’s why the Law Office of Henry Lebensbaum is here to help you discuss your future plan, no matter what it holds. Together, we will create a clear and fair prenuptial agreement that will protect your best interests and goals, come what may. Reach out today to get started with an experienced and dedicated family law attorney.