Getting married? You might consider a prenuptial agreement

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

When Missouri couples are planning their weddings, divorce is likely the last thing on their minds. It can be hard to imagine one’s marriage coming to an end before it even begins, but a bit of legal preparation now can protect a person’s assets in the future. A prenuptial agreement might be the way to go, and experts say today’s brides and grooms are embracing the prenup like no generation before.

Contrary to popular belief, prenups are not just for the rich and famous. Many couples may think a prenuptial agreement is not necessary if neither¬†party has substantial assets at the beginning of the marriage. These agreements can be tailored to a couple’s individual relationship and can include assets that may come to fruition in the future.

If either person intends to start a business, a prenup may be a good idea. Legal experts reason that businesses can grow quickly in the age of social media, and what began as a small side gig could wind up being a lucrative endeavor. People who have children from a previous relationship should also check into prenuptial agreements, which can include matters like children’s inheritance in the event of a death. Having a prenup in place can also expedite divorce proceedings if a marriage comes to an end.

This is certainly a lot to consider, and wedding planning can already seem like a whirlwind countdown. Fortunately, a consultation with a knowledgeable attorney can help a Missouri couple familiarize themselves with the ins and outs of a prenuptial agreement. Should a couple decide such an agreement might be wise, an attorney can help each step of the way, and a couple can prepare to walk confidently down the aisle on the big day.

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