A prenuptial agreement, or prenup, is a contract entered into by two people prior to marriage. This agreement allows a couple to define and ascribe certain rights to each party in the event of divorce, separation, annulment, or separate maintenance case.
Although the content of prenuptial agreements can vary, they commonly include provisions for division of property, including both what will be considered marital property versus separate property, as well as whether either party is entitled to alimony (spousal support).
There are many reasons you should consider getting a prenup. The top reasons for getting a prenuptial agreement include:
Should you get a prenup? How will a prenup protect you? What is the process for getting a prenup? How much does a prenup cost? What do I do if my future spouse wants a prenup but I don’t? These are all great questions and therefore it is important to speak with experienced legal counsel who can answer all of your questions. Make sure you consult with an attorney who has handled many prenups as prenuptial agreements ordinarily require a high level of sophistication and experience.