Some couples believe that prenuptial agreements are only for those that
are wealthy and have a lot of money to lose in the event of a
divorce. Couples that are about to get married don't want to think about the
potential of a separation in the future. If they don't have a lot
of assets to lose, they may assume that a prenuptial agreement is completely
The presumption that prenuptial agreements are only for the wealthy is
a poor one. Even if you are not "rich," you surely want to have
a successful marriage. A prenuptial agreement can outline how you and
your spouse will approach finances to ensure that there won't be any
surprises once you are married.
You may not need to enforce the prenuptial agreement, but it will act as
a sort of insurance, guiding you through difficult times and making sure
that you are aware of any sort of outcome. Talking about all of your financial
issues early on will make sure that you have clarity should things go
awry in the future.
Also, it is important to remember that you don't know about the future.
While you may not have excessive finances now, there is possibility that
you could receive more money in the future. If you inherit a fortune or
receive a large pay raise, a prenuptial agreement may be important.
You can outline the division of your assets in percentages or provide for
the future by discussing how you would divide property in the future.
At Claery & Green, we can help you to form a solid
prenuptial agreement. We will make sure that your account for all of your assets and future
assets and carefully structure your prenuptial so that you can divide
your property accordingly.