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Tuesday
March 28
2017

Why should I get a prenuptial agreement?

prenuptial agreementWhile it’s no fun to think about the possibility of a marriage ending before it even begins, the reality is, that divorce rates are high, and protecting yourself before taking the big step can bring peace of mind and a resolution to some arguments before they even start.

A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that specifies what assets belong to whom before getting married. Should divorce occur, it protects any assets that were brought separately into the marriage. It could also state that everything will be evenly shared after the wedding. This is an important and personal decision. It must be made entirely between you and your future spouse.

The thought of creating a prenuptial agreement can be daunting. However, it is important that you are aware of its many benefits. These include:

  • Identifying who will get which assets in the event of a divorce
  • Protecting property that was accumulated before marriage or individually during marriage
  • Minimizing conflicts that inevitably arise after a divorce
  • Helping you feel at peace knowing your affairs are in order
  • Minimizing potential expenses related to future court proceedings
  • Avoiding the stress of a contested divorce
  • Protecting you from your spouse’s pre-existing debts or debts that they accumulate during marriage
  • Protecting the family business or any heirlooms or inheritances left behind by your family

Too often, we see clients that were thinking with their emotions, jumping in with both feet and ending up on the “losing end” of a divorce. A prenuptial agreement is a safeguard against potential future heartache, and managed the right way - makes both parties happy!

Take the first step.

You don’t have to do this alone.

If you need help getting through the divorce, custody or support process, then contact the offices of Benjamin J. Cox and we will be glad to help.

Or, you can call our office at (352) 343-0091.

Or, you can stop by our office in downtown Tavares, just steps from the Lake County Courthouse.

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