AKRON PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
TRUSTED COUNSEL FROM AKRON DIVORCE LAWYERS
While they can often be seen as uncomfortable legal contracts, prenups actually protect both spouses. When couples are getting married, they can have peace of mind knowing there are legal terms by which the dissolution of their marriage will be handled. Whether you are seeking to create a prenuptial agreement to protect your assets for children from a previous marriage or to safeguard your business from being split up, our Akron family law attorney can help you draft an agreement that suits all parties involved. We are here to walk you through the process.
IS A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT RIGHT FOR YOU?
Avoiding a messy divorce can be extremely valuable.
That alone may be reason enough for couples to create a prenup. Other advantages include the protection of separate assets, properties, and valuables. While a couple may choose to mix some of their assets, there may be other more important items that they wish to keep separate and governed by this official legal document.
A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT CAN SPECIFICALLY ALLOW YOU TO:
- Safeguard one spouse from the other’s debts or liabilities
- Make provisions for children from previous relationships
- Ensure family property and heirlooms stay within the family
- Set a plan for how property will be divided in the case of a divorce
- Define what responsibilities each spouse has during the marriage
However, prenups do not give you any legal means to waive a spouse’s right to alimony, make a child custody, or support agreement. In all cases, couples should discuss the option of a prenuptial with each other and a lawyer before pursuing this option. If both parties are not onboard, the document will not be considered valid.