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Should you protect yourself with a prenuptial agreement?

Once your wedding day is set, it’s hard not to turn your attention to the future. As you do so, you may have some concerns about what would happen in the event of a divorce. It doesn’t mean you’re hoping for the worst, but instead wondering what you can do to prepare.

This is why so many couples decide in favor of a prenuptial agreement. With this, you’re both able to protect yourself in the event that your marriage doesn’t work out.

A common example of why you need a prenuptial agreement is if your spouse is bringing a lot of debt into the marriage. Without a prenup, you may be responsible for half of this debt should you decide to divorce before it’s paid off. That’s not a risk many people are willing to take.

If you’re interested in creating a prenuptial agreement before your wedding day, you need to discuss your concerns and the process with your partner. Do the following:

  • Share information on the pros and cons of creating a prenuptial agreement
  • Be honest with your partner about why you think it’s a good idea
  • Talk about what you should and shouldn’t include

If you take these steps, you’ll have a clear idea of whether you should create a prenuptial agreement. Should you decide in favor of it, clearly outline what to include and then learn more about the legal process.

The key to success with a prenup is ensuring that both individuals are on the right page, and then taking steps to create a legally binding agreement.

Alex Hanna was named Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer (2016) by The National Trial Lawyers.

Alex Hanna is rated a Premier DUI Attorney by the American Association of Premier DUI (2016).

Alex Hanna was named Traffic Lawyer of the Decade (2010) by the Minority Chamber of Commerce.

Alex Hanna was given the 2016 Client’s Choice Award from Avvo.

Alex Hanna is a member of The Florida Bar and Practices in the areas of Criminal, Traffic and Personal Injury Law since 2001.

Alex Hanna is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2016).

Alex Hanna is a member of the Esteemed Lawyers of America association (2017).

Alex Hanna is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (2017).

Alex Hanna was bestowed the 10 best law firm award by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys in 2016 and 2017.