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The importance of creating a prenuptial agreement

Entering into a marriage is a sacred and one of the most important moments of a couple's life. In the months leading up to a marriage, the last thing a couple wants to do is think about the possibility of divorce. But, as we've all come to learn, according to the American Psychological Association, approximately 40 to 50 percent of marriages in America end in divorce. With that in mind, it is wise to seriously consider creating a prenuptial agreement, also known as a prenup, prior to the marriage, in order to protect each spouses' finances and to ease the complex split of marital property if the marriage does end prematurely.

What is and isn't allowed to be written in prenuptial agreements

When people think about prenuptial agreements they often think about couple's whose balance of individual wealth is not proportionate. Then, the person with more wealth suggests a prenuptial agreement in order to hold on to all or most of their financial assets in case of divorce. While this may be the case for some couples, many are unaware of the other benefits that prenuptial agreements can have. This is probably due to the fact that many people simply do not know the type of details you can include in a pre-nup.

Understanding the benefits of preparing a prenuptial agreement

Premarital agreements, or prenuptial agreements, sometimes carry a negative stereotype. In reality, prenuptial agreements can serve as a benefit to couples entering a marriage. Without a prenuptial agreement, if the couple divorces at some point, property division and other important concerns may not be easily resolved. If the couple does not have a prenuptial agreement, state law, equitable division rules and courts may determine how divorce-related issues, such as property division and alimony, are resolved between the couple.

Getting a prenuptial agreement is extremely beneficial

Prenuptial agreements are a topic of discussion that has been surfacing more and more in today's society. Many couples are entering marriage with realistic expectations. They understand that not every part of their future marriage will be in their control. Because of these realizations, more couples are getting prenuptial agreements than ever before.

The benefits of a prenuptial agreement

Prenuptial agreements are legal documents that help judges make determinations regarding a couple's finances in the event of a divorce. Historically, these documents carried a negative stigma. Today, however, many couples draft prenuptial agreements and these documents are more widely accepted by courts and by society in general.

The benefits of prenuptial agreements

If you are reading this post, it is likely that you are considering a prenuptial agreement. Many Quincy residents may be skeptical about prenuptial agreements because the document is believed to carry a negative stigma. With more and more couples proceeding with a prenup, however, this is no longer the case.

Prenuptial agreements encourage honest communication

In the past, prenuptial agreements have been associated with a negative stigma. Many individuals believed that getting a prenuptial agreement was a signal that a couple was okay with divorce. As more and more couples are moving towards prenuptial agreements, however, this is no longer the case. There are many reasons why a couple may create a prenuptial agreement and one of them is to encourage honest communication.

Stay-at-home parents should consider postnuptial agreements

For many Massachusetts residents, the appeal of becoming a stay-at-home parent is obvious. Stay-at-home parents are often afforded the opportunity to become more intimately involved in the lives of their children. Not having to divide their time between their careers and their children, stay-at-home parents can raise their children full-time, devoting all of their energies to parenting.