Protecting Assets With A Prenuptial Agreement
If you are engaged and own a business, have children from a previous marriage, or have a large amount of property and assets, signing a prenuptial agreement (also called premarital agreement) is a wise decision to ensure your assets are protected in the event of a divorce. At The Bender Law Firm, I can help you and your future spouse draft an agreement that is suitable for your needs and protects your interests.
A common misperception is that signing a prenuptial agreement suggests you do not trust your future spouse or you do not believe your marriage will last. Ensuring your assets are protected is not planning your divorce. Instead, it is giving you and your spouse clarity over current assets and inheritance. It is a peaceful way to make difficult decisions regarding nonmarital finances.
Why Do You Need A Prenup?
- If you are interested in drafting a prenuptial agreement (sometimes called a premarital agreement) with your future spouse, get in touch with me, attorney Charles A. Bender, today. I will consider all factors, including business ownership, children from a previous marriage, future inheritances and more, in order to help you make the best decisions.
- You may want to reassure your children or your parents that your second marriage will not put their inheritance at risk. You may want to calm the fears of your business partner that a divorce would destroy the business. A prenuptial agreement can resolve these issues, allowing you to enjoy your family without nagging financial concerns.
- With a prenuptial agreement, you can also limit your exposure to a potential spousal maintenance judgment. The amount can be limited by the prenuptial agreement so you can further protect yourself and your assets.
In addition to handling prenuptial and other marriage agreements, I can also deal with postnuptial agreement issues. These are contracts that are drawn up between two spouses after the marriage has taken place. They are established for essentially the same reasons as a prenuptial agreement, such as asset protection.
Free Consultation With A Knowledgeable Columbia Prenuptial Agreements Lawyer
Get in touch with me at The Bender Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation. During this time, we can discuss your case and options for establishing or challenging a prenuptial agreement. Call my office at 573-355-9271 or send an email.