It Is Time To Take Prenups for the Average Couple Seriously
In case you haven’t noticed, prenuptial agreements have become increasingly popular for the average couple. What was once perceived as a process reserved for the wealthy or famous is being embraced by more and more married couples. Here is why prenups should be taken seriously by average couples.
Newlyweds Have More Assets
Years ago, when people married in their young twenties, couples generally had few assets. Today, couples are now waiting until nearly thirty to wed. This means they may have real estate, savings, and even a growing retirement account. This makes prenups more valuable and increasingly important.
Couples Want More Transparency
Most would agree that some discussions are critical prior to getting married. Career goals, children, religion, and politics should be discussed. A prenuptial agreement helps assure that finances and current financial situations are included in the discussion. This helps provide a solid foundation for the relationship and marriage.
Couples are Realizing Prenups are Practical
More people spend time independently prior to marriage. They have often set up savings and have established a routine for keeping finances separate. While in the past it was common for couples to combine savings and financial responsibilities, more and more are comfortable splitting them up. A prenup can ensure that thinking is continued through any dissolution.
It Is Becoming a Part of the Marriage Planning Process
It is increasingly common for couples to include a prenup in their marriage plans. In fact, at our firm, our policy is to help couples get a prenup signed at least 30 days prior to a marriage. This helps assure that there is no undue pressure involved.
No, Prenups are not Bad Luck
Getting a prenup is no more likely going to lead to a divorce than getting car insurance will lead to a car accident. In fact, the process of working through a prenup can strengthen a relationship.
If you are considering marriage, it is time to begin a discussion about a prenup agreement. If you live in the Tampa, Florida area, we invite you to reach out to us. We are experienced and licensed in Florida, and we specialize in prenups. We also offer a no-obligation, no-cost initial consultation. We can help introduce you to the topics surrounding a prenup and answer your questions.
It is time for you to start taking a prenuptial agreement seriously. Contact us today.
If you have questions about a prenup agreement or a postnup agreement or require legal assistance in other areas of Family Law in Tampa, Florida such as high asset divorce you may always 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 [email protected].
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