It used to be that prenuptial agreements were drawn up only by the rich and famous where one or both people had considerable assets to protect. Now many couples of all income levels in Pennsylvania and throughout the country draw up prenups before heading down the aisle. A prenup can help ensure that assets are protected no matter what happens to the relationship down the line, and that one person is not saddled with the other’s debts.
Sitting down with an attorney to draft a prenup may not seem like the most romantic thing to do, and couples may feel that it’s one more expense that they don’t need in the midst of wedding preparations. However, it can end up saving both of you money, time and pain later on.
We have insurance policies to protect us and our loved ones in the event of all sorts of circumstances that we can’t bear to contemplate. A prenuptial agreement is, in a sense, an insurance policy for your financial future in case you and your spouse part ways down the road.
Our firm works with couples to draft a prenup that is agreeable to both partners. It’s far better to hash out these matters when you are in love rather than battle over them in court after the relationship has soured. Our attorneys work to help ensure that the agreement is fair to both parties and will hold up in court. There’s no point in having a prenup if it is not legally sound and can successfully be challenged.
Our attorneys are experienced at working with couples to go through issues that they may find uncomfortable to discuss on their own but are necessary to deal with to help protect both of their financial futures.
The two people getting married are not the only ones who benefit from a prenup. Often one or both partners have assets that are tied to a family business or property. A prenup can protect the family from losing those assets, which they may well depend on for financial security, in a divorce. Further, if one or both people have children or ex-spouses, a prenup can protect assets that they may be relying on as well.
Whatever your situation, our attorneys will guide you through the process in a skilled, compassionate way so that you can get on with the rest of your wedding plans.