Do I Need A Prenuptial Agreement?
You might think that prenuptial agreements are only for wealthy people or couples getting married later in life. The truth is, everyone in the who is getting married soon would benefit from a prenuptial agreement, or “prenup” as many people call them. If you are getting married or even if you are already married, you can give yourself financial security and predictability in case of divorce.
A prenuptial agreement is a type of contract that people who are planning to get married negotiate and sign before the wedding. The prenup indicates which spouse would keep what assets if the marriage ever ends in divorce. A prenup can also:
- Protect you from having to take on any of your spouse’s debts
- Help you with estate planning
- Make provisions for your children from a previous relationship, if any
- Keep heirlooms within your family
Anybody who is going into their marriage with substantial resources, such as a house or a 401(k), could benefit from having a prenuptial agreement in place. You and your future spouse must each be represented by your own attorney to avoid a potential conflict of interest. At Terri Herron Law, we negotiate prenups for our clients that give them and their families protection they can count on, no matter what happens in the future.
If you got married without a prenup in place, it is not too late. Postnuptial agreements provide the same protections as prenuptial agreements. The only difference is that you create a postnup during your marriage. The time to prepare a postnuptial agreement is now, not when your relationship is in trouble.
Get Started On Your Prenuptial Agreement With A Free Legal Consultation
Attorney Terri Herron is ready to discuss prenuptial and postnuptial agreements with you in more detail. Schedule a free consultation at any of our five Atlanta-area offices by calling 404-692-6487 or using our online intake form. Besides our main office in Roswell, Terri Herron Law has locations in Atlanta, Marietta, Snellville and Duluth.