In today’s society, second marriages or more are common. In the past, prenuptial agreements have been given a negative connotation. Most people felt insulted at the suggestion of a prenuptial. However, for couples who have children by prior marriage, prenuptial agreements are extremely helpful in sorting out assets between the new spouse and the children. Without proper estate planning before your marriage, the consequences upon death or divorce, can be devastatingly different than your intentions or wishes for your loved ones. In addition to a prenuptial agreement, a properly drafted Will and power of attorney is crucial to carrying out your wishes and ensuring your children are protected as well as your new spouse.
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Prenuptial Agreement | From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A prenuptial agreement, antenuptial agreement, or premarital agreement, commonly abbreviated to prenup or prenupt, is a contract entered into prior to marriage, civil union or any other agreement prior to the main agreement by the people intending to marry or contract with each other. The content of a prenuptial agreement can vary widely, but commonly includes provisions for division of property and spousal support in the event of divorce or breakup of marriage. They may also include terms for the forfeiture of assets as a result of divorce on the grounds of adultery; further conditions of guardianship may be included as well.