Warning: Avoid Getting Bullied into a Prenup or Postnup Agreement
A prenuptial agreement and a postnuptial agreement are becoming more popular than ever. There are many reasons young couples and those entering second marriages are choosing prenups and postnups. Many feel they just make good, practical sense. People are also seeing past the stigma that these agreements are somehow unhealthy for a marriage. A prenuptial agreement can actually strengthen a relationship through greater transparency.
Ideally, any prenup agreement or postnup agreement should be completed with trust, integrity, and respect. It is what our firm encourages. It is why we recommend prenups be signed at least 30 days prior to the wedding day, so there is time to “cool off.”
Under no circumstances should one party or the other feel bullied or coerced into signing a postnup or prenup agreement.
First, both parties should understand that any such agreement may ultimately be invalidated by the courts should coercion be proven.
It is also important that one not get bullied into signing such an agreement, so they don’t waive any future rights.
It is natural to feel some uneasiness or pressure when negotiating a prenup or postnup. The same can be said for almost any legal agreement. It is important, however, that you not feel bullied or like you are being painted into a corner.
It can be easy to fall into a trap where you may think, “Well, that will never happen” and make an unnecessary concession. Prenups and postnup agreements should be constructed without the pressure of any threats. It should be agreed upon without the pressure of a looming deadline. It should be worked on early and with trust and integrity.
Simply put, physical, emotional, and financial threats or coercion should not play a role in crafting a sound a prenuptial agreement or a postnuptial agreement.
This is yet another reason why selecting an experienced prenup and postnup attorney is so important. Professional legal representation can keep the process on an even keel and represent your interests while avoiding conflicts. They can address what may appear to be unfair concessions to make sure all aspects of your agreement are understood and entered into willingly.
Our Tampa, Florida-based law firm is helping couples weave their way to successful prenup and post agreements each week. How can we help you?
Contact us for a no-obligation initial consultation. We’ll briefly discuss your situation and answer your questions. Should you decide, we can then move forward. Discover why more and more Tampa area couples are choosing our firm for prenup and postnup agreements.
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].
We now offer virtual prenuptial agreements. Contact us to inquire further about our virtual prenup option.