Pre-Nuptial Agreements: What Should Yours Cover?
While you don’t want to think about the potential for divorce, it’s a reality of many relationships. A pre-nuptial agreement can help you even if you don’t go through a divorce down the road.
Pre-nuptial agreements are different for everyone, so talking to a divorce attorney will help you understand what to include in yours.
Marriage means being honest about your financial situation. If you have debt, you need to tell your partner and decide what you want your finances to look like in your life together.
Property encompasses any property you have before your marriage and property you purchase or rent throughout your marriage.
Designate in your pre-nup which property you want to consider separate property vs. marital property, and be sure you outline any exceptions in the agreement.
A conversation about beneficiaries on important accounts like retirement or life insurance will help you decide how you want to handle these affairs in the future.
While not everyone includes alimony in their pre-nuptial agreements, it’s worth considering, even if you don’t think your partner will ever have to support you—or vice versa. In the event of a divorce, you don’t want to leave your financial situation uncertain.
In a relationship, both partners often love and get attached to pets. Choosing who gets to keep it in a divorce can be a messy process. Including this in your agreement will help decide these factors early, so you don’t have to worry about it later.
Even if you don’t think your partner will post anything questionable online, it’s a good idea to be sure. Including social media clauses in your agreement means you and your partner designate which posts require consent.
Let Soren Law Group Work for You
The Staten Island divorce lawyers at Soren Law Group can help you create a pre-nuptial agreement that works for you. We have the experience you need to be sure all areas you want covered are included. Call us at 718-815-4500 or contact us online to request a consultation.