Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! When preparing for your upcoming wedding the last thing you want to think about is the marriage failing. Though divorce is not something many couples want to discuss, today it is estimated that four out of every ten marriages end in divorce. Knowing the modern rate of marriage failure, many couples want a prenuptial agreement to protect their property and assets from endless future litigation. It is beneficial for many couples to know that their property will be protected if separation and divorce becomes a reality.
A Prenuptial Agreement is a contract executed between a couple who intends to be married. The contract covers the ownership of each individual persons assets and property in case the marriage ends in divorce.
Here at the Law Offices of Ashley-Nicole Russell, we approach prenuptial agreements with understanding and sensitivity. We encourage our clients to utilize the collaborative process to determine the terms of their prenuptial agreement. Many times couples learn more about each other through the prenuptial agreement collaborative process. We encourage the parties to ask each other important and difficult questions. We don’t focus on the issue of divorce, we focus on protecting what our client finds important to them.
It is important to understand that we cannot represent both parties. It is encouraged that both parties are represented by an attorney. Prenuptial agreements are no longer reserved for the wealthy. Prenuptial agreements are common in couples with many different financial backgrounds. Prenuptial agreements are a practical tool to give the parties peace of mind when their lives merge together.
These conversations may sound difficult. We are here to help you have these conversations and make sure you feel comfortable and protected. If you plan on getting married, and want to discuss having a prenuptial agreement, contact our office today.