A prenuptial agreement is often a hot topic between a couple, and can be difficult to discuss. However, there are many benefits to working with a Tampa divorce attorney and drafting a prenuptial agreement that both parties agree to.
Here are three reasons why you should get a prenuptial agreement:
1. It Protects the Assets of Both Parties in the Event of a Divorce.
In an age where people are delaying marriage, or people are beginning second marriages later in life, both parties have often accrued assets that they wish to protect in the event of a divorce. By working with an experienced divorce attorney, a couple can decide how they would divide the assets during a time when they are on good terms rather than a time period in which they are hurt, frustrated or angry. Ultimately, pre and post nuptial agreements can streamline the divorce process and help ensure that both parties get the results they need.
2. It Will Help You Better Combine Your Finances.
While talking about alimony or child support during an engagement period is not always fun, the process of creating a prenuptial agreement encourages frank and honest conversation about finances. In many cases, this allows a couple to start their marriage with an in-depth understanding of their financial circumstances and a plan of how they will combine their finances after the wedding. Since financial stress is one of the leading causes of divorce, the process of creating an effective prenuptial agreement can actually help prevent future arguments about money.
3. It Allows You to Improve Your Ability to Communicate and Compromise.
It’s necessary to begin the process of drafting a prenuptial agreement with an open mind and an ability to be honest with one another. It’s often a challenging conversation to have, but it ultimately will help strengthen your relationship as you discuss important items such as the division of asset or lifestyle clauses. In the end, you will have more than just a working prenuptial agreement that will benefit both of you — you will have a stronger sense of how you will navigate the road ahead as a couple.
The prenuptial agreement is likely a topic you have been avoiding, instead opting for lighthearted discussions about wedding cakes and guest lists. However, the time has come to stop avoiding this conversation and to start taking action. Work with an experienced Tampa attorney to create a prenuptial agreement that protects you both and allows you to start off your marriage on a strong note. Contact us today.
If you have questions for a Tampa divorce lawyer, or are unaware of the terms and conditions of a Tampa divorce, talk to, and retain, a family law attorney who can help. Contact Damien McKinney of The McKinney Law Group to discuss your case further. He can be reached by phone at 813-428-3400 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org