At first glance, many people feel uncomfortable about the idea of a prenuptial agreement, but there are several situations in which it is wise for couples to consider drafting a premarital agreement before they marry for a first or second time.
When one or both partners has or will inherit substantial assets
When one partner is entering the marriage with substantial debt
When one or both partners owns a business
When there are children from a prior marriage and you wish to ensure their inheritance rights, or protect the inheritance rights of the second (or subsequent) spouse
If you and your intended are considering whether a prenuptial agreement is right for you, contact my Lenexa law office to schedule an initial consultation and learn more.
I am family law attorney Valerie L. Moore and I’ve been helping couples in the Kansas City area find legal solutions in family law matters for seven years. I can help you understand whether a prenuptial agreement is right for you and review the issues that should be covered in a legally valid prenuptial agreement.
Discuss Financial Issues Before You Wed
I have represented hundreds of couples in divorce and if I were to offer engaged couples one piece of advice, it would be to discuss your finances up front before you are married. There are options for dealing with even challenging financial situations, such as:
Debts one partner is bringing into the marriage: A prenuptial agreement can insulate the other partner from having to assume that debt.
Inheritance rights and children who oppose a marriage: A prenuptial agreement can be particularly helpful in reassuring adult children that their inheritance will be protected despite a second marriage.
Fewer people are aware that they can draft a post-nuptial agreement to spell out financial matters in the event of death or divorce. A couple may choose to enter into a postnuptial agreement if:
One partner is starting a risky business venture and the other party wants to be sheltered from the loss of money or the family home
One partner feels insecure about the future of the marriage, but both parties want to try to save their marriage. A post-nuptial agreement can spell out the financial foundation for the marriage so that both parties understand that they can count on assets being there.
I invite you to contact my office to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your goals in family law.
*** The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and is not legal advice. Nothing in this website establishes an attorney-client relationship between Valerie L. Moore and the viewer.