Prenuptials & Postnuptial

The Overlooked Value Of Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements (also called antenuptial agreements, premarital agreements, or simply “prenups”) are signed by future spouses before marriage.  Prenups protect assets by ensuring they remain yours (or your spouse’s) if the marriage ends in a divorce. A prenup may also avoid the payment of alimony regardless of how long a marriage lasted.

Both you and your future spouse must have separate legal representation. These agreements must conform to the established Florida law, or they can be invalidated. Both parties should have copies of the prenuptial agreement before marriage to avoid invalidation. 

Hiring an attorney to draft either a prenuptial or postnuptial helps to ensure that the agreement will not be the subject of litigation and possibly be thrown out in the event of a divorce.