The Importance of Pre-Nuptial Agreements Before You Say I Do

You said, “Yes.” And you’re planning the wedding of your dreams, but before you walk down the aisle, get a prenuptial agreement in case happily ever after ends sooner than expected. These agreements can help both parties protect their separate property, support estate plans, define what is marital or community property, and establish ground rules for deciding future matters. “A prenuptial agreement can allow couples “to determine their financial future “in the event of a divorce. “These agreements are contracts “signed by prospective spouses prior to marriage ” that determine how issues like property division “and alimony are treated during a divorce,” says Anne Desormier-Cartwright of Elder and Estate Planning Attorneys PA. Some people believe a prenup will cause problems in their relationship, but more often than not, the opposite is true. Financial issues are one of the major reasons couples get divorced. Talking to your spouse prior to the wedding about financial matters can help you avoid disagreements later. Elder and Estate Planning Attorneys PA is a law office small enough to provide personal service but large enough to handle all of your estate and planning needs.