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North Palm Beach Prenuptial Agreements Lawyers
One of the items on your to-do list for planning your wedding should be discussing a prenuptial agreement with your partner. A prenuptial agreement is not a sign that you believe your marriage will end in divorce. Couples who negotiate a premarital agreement realize they can work as a team to settle differences through compromise. Open, honest discussion about assets, debts, and expectations can be a very healthy way to begin a marriage.
Of course, prenuptial agreements are also a practical way to protect each partner in the event of a divorce. Partners can agree on terms that are fair and equitable to both parties. The agreement can settle issues that often cause a divorce action to be contested, lengthy, and costly. Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience negotiating and drafting prenuptial agreements that respect the goals and wishes of both partners.
To speak with a North Palm Beach prenuptial agreement attorney with The Law Offices of Nugent Zborowski, call 561-844-1200.
What Are Prenuptial Agreements?
Prenuptial agreements are binding legal contracts between parties who are planning to marry. The agreement does not become effective until the parties are married. Florida recognizes prenuptial agreements if the prenup meets all requirements for a binding marital agreement.
For a binding prenuptial agreement, the prenup should be in writing and signed by both parties. Both parties must participate in full disclosure of all financial matters, including assets and debts. In addition, the agreement cannot be signed under duress or because of fraud or misrepresentation.
Because it is important that both parties are treated fairly, the parties should have independent counsel to advise them about their legal rights. An experienced Florida prenuptial agreements attorney can help ensure your interests are protected throughout the process.
Issues Included in a Prenuptial Agreement
Florida laws governing prenuptial agreements are broad and permit couples to agree on issues that some states bar from marital agreements. For instance, in addition to setting the terms for alimony and property division, prenuptial agreements can also include agreements regarding child support, custody, and parenting plans. However, the court will exercise oversight over agreements related to children because the best interest of the children overrides any agreements contained in a prenup.
Partners can identify non-marital property that will not be included in property division, who remains in the marital home if the parties separate, and how marital debts will be divided in a divorce action. Inheritances, life insurance, family businesses, and retirement accounts are some of the other issues that may be included in a prenuptial agreement.
Individuals with the following situations can benefit from a prenuptial agreement:
Children from a previous marriage
High net worth
Partner has significant debt
One partner will stay home to take care of children and the home
Prenups can reduce conflicts now and in the future by establishing terms that both parties are comfortable with in the event of a separation or divorce. Through transparency and honesty, prenups can help couples avoid one of the common issues that cause friction in a marriage — financial matters.
Find Out if a Prenuptial Agreement is Right for You
If you have questions about prenuptial agreements or your partner is asking for a prenup, call The Law Offices of Nugent Zborowski at 561-844-1200 to speak with a North Palm Beach prenup attorney. Our North Palm Beach law firm serves all of Palm Beach County including Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens.
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The Law Offices of Nugent Zborowski
Palm Beach Divorce Lawyers
631 US-1, Suite 402,
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Phone: (561) 844-1200
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