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Why You Should Consider Getting a Prenuptial Agreement

Why You Should Consider Getting a Prenuptial Agreement

Why You Should Consider Getting a Prenuptial Agreement

When you are engaged to be married, there is a lot of planning and preparation that takes place in order to make the day a special one.  Often times, people forget about the paperwork that goes into the beginning of a marriage.  Between the marriage license, name changes on documents, and all the contracts for vendors at your wedding, you'll be looking at a lot of different pages.  One piece of information you don't want to forget is a prenuptial agreement.  As a family law practice in Orlando, we see a lot of difficult divorces that could have been made easier by filling out prenuptial agreements beforehand.  There are a few reasons why you should consider getting a prenuptial agreement before you officially get married.

Avoid Debt

If your spouse was carrying a lot of credit card debt or student loan payments, this could potentially fall on you during a split.  By filling out a prenuptial agreement prior to the marriage, you will ensure that your spouse's debt will not fall on your shoulders should you split.  This will protect you from having to pay off your spouse's debts after you have split, which is a possibility if it is claimed at community property during the divorce proceedings.

Avoid Stressful Divorce

Divorce can happen for a number of reasons, and sometimes this leaves one of the parties bitter or resentful.  These can cause difficult and challenging times for both parties, and it can lead to poor decision making during the divorce process.  Because divorce is an emotionally charged decision, it can lead to stress.  When you have a prenup in place, you will avoid this stress.  You've already taken all of the steps to secure your separate property prior to the marriage, so you will have less to worry about during the divorce.

Avoid Lengthy Divorce Proceedings

Divorce is not only a long, personal journey.  It is also a long legal journey.  When you assemble a team from a family law practice in Orlando, your lawyers will work tirelessly to meet your needs and wants during your divorce proceedings.  This, however, may take time.  A prenuptial agreement can quicken divorce proceedings and allow you to have the freedom to move on and begin a new chapter sooner.

Avoid Unequal Division of Assets

Without a prenup, you will have to make decisions about dividing your assets during the divorce process itself.  This can lead to emotional, bitter, irrational, and even resentful choices to be made.  Depending on the circumstances surrounding your split, you may become victim to unequal division of assets and instead lose belongings or property that you wanted.  By filling out a prenuptial agreement beforehand, you avoid this issue.  Instead, you'll be able to claim what is rightfully yours.

When you go through divorce proceedings, you may end up fighting with your spouse, which can lead to a lengthy, difficult, and emotional divorce process.  You can avoid this by simply filling out a prenuptial agreement prior to the marriage.  As a family law practice in Orlando, we at Frank Family Law can help you file the paperwork so that you can focus on your marriage.  Contact us to get started and prevent any additional stress in your life.