Approximately 50% of all marriages end unhappily in divorce. Prior to walking down the aisle, it may make sense to negotiate and sign a prenuptial agreement before saying "I do."
Issues such as property distribution and alimony may be addressed effectively in a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement can be used to address the specific division of marital property, amount of alimony, and how long alimony must be paid in the event of divorce.
A prenuptial agreement can be signed before any marriage, but there are some situations where a prenuptial agreement should be seriously considered. These situations include:
- Business Owners
- Self-Employed Individuals
- Second Marriage for one or both spouses
- Large Age Gap between the spouses
- Large Gap in Income or Income Potential between the spouses
An effective prenuptial agreement can prevent contentious litigation later. Hopefully, the terms of the prenuptial agreement will never need to be enforced, but you will have the peace of mind knowing that certain issues will not have to be negotiated or litigated in the event of divorce.
For a detailed evaluation of your situation, please call Levy Law Offices for an initial consultation. There is a $220.00 fee for the initial consultation. Levy Law Offices represents individuals in the negotiation and preparation of prenuptial agreements on an hourly basis, which is currently $220.00 per hour.