Your wedding day should be the happiest day of your life, so why would you want to spend it worrying about motives? When you get married, you want to know that the person you’re committing yourself to is interested in you, and not your money, house, or business. Many couples thus opt for prenuptial agreements, which take their assets off the table or set the terms under which they will be distributed. Mann & Kemp offers prenuptial agreements to couples across Central Arkansas. If you or your betrothed want to sign one before your big day, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Prenuptial Agreements from a Skilled Family Law Attorney
As a law firm with experience in both prenuptial agreements and divorce, we know all the disputes that you and your spouse could end up having over your assets. To keep these problems to a minimum, we draft prenuptial agreements that include all of the following.
How you and your spouse split your property if you divorce is absolutely critical, especially if one of you enters the marriage with more assets than the other. We will work with both of you to determine the best possible arrangement for dividing up what you own. Depending on the specifics, this could mean letting you each take what you brought into the marriage, dividing all your assets evenly, or earmarking certain items for each individual. We can also set terms for how you will divide assets you accumulate while married, so there are no grey areas surrounding your property.
Besides setting general provisions for the dissolution of your marriage, you can delineate what must happen under specific conditions. For example, you may specify that if you or your spouse commits adultery, they are not entitled to any of the other’s property. You may also demand that your marriage must last a certain amount of time before your spouse can obtain certain assets.
Dealing with Death
While most people think of prenuptial agreements as preparing for divorce, they also help you determine what will happen if you or your spouse dies. You can use the agreement to set conditions for inheritance of your assets, or to make your spouse the executor of your estate.
Mann & Kemp is committed to resolving as many legal issues as possible prior to your wedding day, so that you and your new spouse can live together in harmony from the start. Thus if you need a prenuptial or any other legal documentation before you get married, we’re happy to provide it.
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