What should be included in a prenuptial agreement?
When a couple gets engaged, one of the last things they are thinking about is what will happen if the marriage doesn’t work out. However, it is important for the newly engaged couple to discuss a prenuptial agreement. If the couple does decide that they want to execute a prenuptial agreement, there are a number of different factors that may want to be included in the agreement. Some of the things that should be considered when creating a prenuptial agreement include the following:
- Inheritance of money and property
- Spousal maintenance
- Fidelity in the relationship
- The division of assets and debts
It is important to note that when creating a prenuptial agreement, the couple is not permitted to include any language regarding any current or future children. They are not allowed to include matters of child support, child custody, child visitation schedules, and more.
Arguably the most important factor of a prenuptial agreement is for the couple to make sure the agreement is valid. In order to make sure the agreement is valid, it has to be in writing, notarized, fair to both parties, executed before the marriage takes place, includes all financial information about both parties, and voluntarily signed by both parties.
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