Emotionally-speaking, a prenuptial agreement is a difficult proposition to bring up. A prenuptial agreement is done as an immediate precursor to marriage, and yet its basic function is to prepare for the marriage’s ending. However, the significant emotional weight of writing a prenuptial agreement is greatly outweighed by the numerous types of protection that having one can provide. And with so many marriages ending in divorce, creating these protections down the road might be worth having a difficult conversation immediately before tying the knot.
Here are some of the ways that having a prenuptial agreement in place can protect you in the years to come.
Prenuptial Agreements Protect Your Property
One of the main functions of a prenuptial agreement is to lay out what property is yours, and which will not become part of the marital property that would get divided should you and your spouse divorce. This can prevent important pieces of property, like family heirlooms or other sentimental items that mean a lot to you, from falling into the hands of your soon-to-be-ex-spouse in a divorce decree.
Prenuptial Agreements Protect Your Children
While most couples work together for the benefit of their children even after a divorce, things get complex once they remarry and start new families. Prenuptial agreements can ensure that your property does not make its way to your spouse’s new family, making sure that your own children get to benefit from it.
Prenuptial Agreements Reduce Future Conflict and Uncertainty
By making agreements now about how property will be divided and what will happen in the event of the marriage ending – whether through death or divorce or some other means – you and your spouse can avoid having the same conversations later on, when you might not be as agreeable. Additionally, having the decisions made and officially written can lend you and your spouse a certain peace of mind, knowing exactly what will happen if the marriage does come to an end.
Family Law Attorneys Deal With Prenuptial Agreements All the Time
The family law attorneys at the Bombardo Law Office deal with prenuptial agreements all the time, and understand their pros and cons, as well as the subtle ways that they can make a marriage even better for years to come. Contact the Bombardo Law Office online or call (315)488-5544 if you and your significant other want to get married, but want to benefit from the protections of a prenuptial agreement.