Why a Lawyer Should Be Included in Your Wedding Plans
There are few occasions filled with so much joy, stress, anticipation, and angst. One is your wedding day.
How many guests should you have? Should you have a plated, sit-down meal or buffet? Live band or DJ? Whether you are the bride or groom, there is much to consider. As couples marry older in life, an increasing amount of wedding costs are falling on their shoulders.
It is both thrilling and frightening. It is also one of the most significant legal agreements two people can make. Yes, in the middle of the flowers, kisses, hugs, dances, and memories, at it’s core, a wedding is a celebration of a legal agreement between two people.
This is one reason your wedding plans should include a lawyer, especially one who specializes in family law. If you think a wedding is expensive, you should see how costly a divorce can be. Particularly when the parties are not protected with a prenuptial agreement.
While a wedding is a joyous celebration of the union of two people, individuals still should protect their individual rights and assets. A prenup can help do just that. This is often lost on those who may dismiss a prenup as unnecessary or even “bad luck”.
A prenup agreement can help couples identify and secure their premarital assets. It may be real estate, cash savings, investments, or even a recent or anticipated inheritance. A prenup can help secure the future of a partner who may have a smaller income by setting forth terms for alimony should a marriage fail. It can help protect the business interests of a partner who may have worked years in building a company prior to marriage. Perhaps just as importantly, it can help identify and assign responsibility for debts.
So while you are looking through color combinations and invitation samples, take a few moments to recognize that you are about to enter into one of the most significant legal agreements of your life by getting married. You don’t need to be wealthy to get the protection provided by a prenup agreement. You should at the very least explore how a prenup can serve as a solid foundation for your relationship. We are here to help.
Contact us for a no-obligation initial consultation. We’ll answer your questions, and if we make a good fit, should you decide, we can move forward in getting things started.
If you are considering marriage, consider making us part of your plans. We are a Tampa, FL, law firm specializing in family law, prenups, and postnups. We are licensed to practice in Florida and understand the nuisances of family law and prenup agreements in the Sunshine State. We invite you to learn more and get started today by contacting 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@example.com.
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