Creating, Reviewing And Negotiating Prenuptial Agreements
A wedding is a joyful time, with two people coming together to form a union. They also are merging their lives, including their assets. While divorce may be the furthest thing from your mind, it is important to consider your own property and assets and what happens to them if an unforeseen event occurs. A prenuptial agreement can not only protect you, but also provide upfront direction for your soon-to-be spouse on how your separate interests will be handled.
At Montgomery Wyatt Hardy, PLC, in Little Rock, Arkansas, our family law attorneys understand the stigma that the term “prenup” has. However, it is important to know that a prenuptial agreement is a contract that is designed to protect you and it is not a sign that you are already planning for divorce. We are sensitive to the emotions that this topic often raises with couples, and we work closely with clients to see that all issues are addressed.
The Sooner, The Better
If you are considering a premarital or prenuptial agreement, the sooner you talk to us, the better. Property, money and assets are not something to be discussed lightly, and the sight of a prenuptial agreement on the day of a wedding is enough to cause problems between a bride and groom. Whether you are the one considering a prenup or have been presented with one, it is important to address it immediately. This way, we can leave room for potential negotiation and discussion of the details.
If you receive assets later in life or have reconsidered your position on a prenuptial agreement after the wedding, it is possible to create a postnuptial agreement that achieves the same goals as a prenup.