A prenuptial agreement is often a hot point of contention among individuals who are planning on getting married. For some, such an agreement makes a marriage more of a financial issue rather than a union of love. For others, the agreement is a smart way to protect themselves financially if a divorce were to occur. Either way, prenuptial agreements are a common occurrence that an attorney can help with before a marriage takes place. At the law offices of Amanda Dowgiert, prenuptial agreements can be created, legally binding the individuals getting married based on the details of the agreement.
If you wish to have a prenuptial agreement, you must meet certain requirements. When preparing for marriage, you will need to speak to our attorneys to find out what steps need to be taken to complete such an agreement. With our help, each document needed can be prepared. The agreement will need to be in writing and completed voluntarily by each individual of the marriage. The agreement is considered invalid if it is found that one party signed the documents due to pressure from the other party.
New Hampshire Laws Involving Prenuptial Agreement
In the state, a decision has yet to be made on the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act. The purpose of this act is to set standards as well as restrictions for individuals making a prenuptial agreement. Laws that exist in the state are similar to what is listed in the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act. The purpose of creating a prenuptial agreement is to establish the property as well as financial support for each spouse if the marriage ends in divorce or a spouse passes away.
Reason for Filing a Prenuptial Agreement
Situations that usually involve a prenuptial agreement can include when one or both of the individuals have children from a previous marriage or when the property is being protected so that it can be passed on to the children. Prenuptial agreements are often created as well when one individual in the marriage has significantly more income than the other individual.
Whatever the case may be, a prenuptial agreement is not to be considered as a form of distrust between the two individuals. It is simply a legally binding agreement that protects each individual in the event of a divorce. At our law office, such documents can be drafted and reviewed to create the prenuptial agreement that suits the needs of every individual involved.
When considering a prenuptial agreement, it is important to weigh all the factors and speak to a seasoned attorney. With the help of an attorney, you can review your options when it comes to creating a prenuptial agreement, one that will work for your needs as well as be well-received by your soon to be spouse.
If you have never created such an agreement before, you surely have questions. Our law office is happy to sit down with you and go over the benefits of creating a prenuptial agreement. Call our office today to set up an appointment for a consultation. We look forward to serving you.