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Do I need a prenuptial agreement?

In the days leading up to your wedding date, you may find yourself wondering if you need a prenuptial agreement. Everything may seem like it is perfect for you and your partner now, but you cannot predict the future. Not everyone who gets married in Florida stays together. It may not seem like the most romantic idea to think about, but doing so can make it easier for you and your partner to divide marital assets in a divorce. No matter how much or little you may bring to the table in your marriage, a prenuptial agreement can help you to protect yourself financially. 

Here are some considerations to keep in mind while you contemplate if you need a prenuptial agreement. 

You and your partner have different financial habits 

Most people have different financial habits when they first get together. A prenup can help you to identify the differences you and your partner have with spending and saving money and managing debts and resolve them to prevent future complications if your relationship does not work out. 

You own a business 

If you own a business, a prenuptial agreement gives you the means to protect it from a divorce. You have worked hard to get your business up and running and may not want your spouse to benefit from something they may not have contributed to. You can use a prenuptial agreement to protect your business and establish it as a separate property so that the only thing that is on the table during the divorce is the income it generates. 

Prenuptial agreements do not just make dividing assets easier; they also protect you and your spouse from each other’s debts, financial obligations, and property and inheritance issues that can arise when death occurs. To avoid making mistakes in your prenuptial agreement, you should consider speaking with an attorney who can offer you guidance on the matter.

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