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Why Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

By Mary Stearns-Montgomery | Jul 26, 2011 | More
 

The last thing on your mind when you are entering a marriage is the possibility of a divorce. Prenuptial agreements are not designed to anticipate one’s failed marriage but simply to protect oneself in the event that one day you do decide to end your marriage. While many think of them in a bad light, prenuptial agreements can provide a number of benefits including:

  • Gives you control: Prenups let you have control over what you get in the case of a divorce. They allow any personal property or family heirlooms to stay in your possession.
  • No Stress: Prenups can significantly cut down on the stress and tension during a divorce. Instead of worrying about what you might lose or feeling like you have to win something from your ex spouse you already have a plan of how property is going to be divided.
  • Protecting your assets: Prenups are extremely beneficial for individuals who are the higher income earner, have large savings, their own business or a large inheritance. Protecting these assets can give you peace of mind.
  • Protecting any kids involved: A prenup is also a good idea for a person entering a marriage with a child. The prenup will protect anything that is supposed to go to your child as inheritance and can protect your child’s financial future.

If you are getting married and are considering a prenuptial agreement talk with an experienced Atlanta family law attorney to understand the benefits more before making a decision.

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