Ensuring that a prenup is valid

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Friday, March 24, 2017.

If you are preparing for marriage, multiple concerns may be on your mind, from wedding planning to different ways your life may change after the ceremony. In Jackson County, and regions across the state of Missouri, many people decide to create a prenuptial agreement to eliminate some uncertainties, such as what will happen to assets in the event of a spouse’s death or if divorce becomes necessary. At Stange Law Firm, we know how crucial it is for people who are preparing prenups to make sure that the contract is valid.

When a prenuptial agreement is invalid or unfair, it may be unenforceable. In order to avoid this, you should ensure that certain conditions are met before you and your spouse sign the contract. For example, you do not want your spouse to be coerced into signing and they must have enough time to review the agreement beforehand. The contracts, which each party must sign, must come with a declaration of each party’s debts, income and assets. Depending on the details concerning your individual circumstances, your prenuptial agreement may be rather brief or very complex.

Sometimes, people have negative opinions about prenuptial agreements, whether they are worried about how the contract could affect their finances in the future or have emotional hang-ups about signing the agreement. As a result, it is very important to talk about the situation with your spouse and try to alleviate any of their concerns. For more on drafting premarital agreements, head over to our prenuptial agreement page.

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