Prenuptial Agreements

There are many misconceptions regarding a prenuptial agreement and what it is intended to accomplish. A prenuptial agreement, also known as pre-marital or ante-nuptial agreement, is an agreement signed by both parties in anticipation of a marriage that establishes how property, alimony, spousal support, debt, assets, and other financial issues will be resolved in the event of a divorce.

Prenuptial agreements, at their best, protect the interests of existing children or partners in a family business. Properly executed, such documents anticipate equal negotiating power of the parties. Both parties must disclose all assets, property, and other relevant financial information in order for the premarital agreement to be valid. Such an agreement cannot include provisions for child support or custody. Child support properly belongs to the child and a court cannot enforce any provision that limits or attempts to avoid child support.

Contact a Prenuptial Agreement Attorney
There are other issues that can affect the enforceability of a prenuptial agreement. If you are considering a prenuptial agreement, please call The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Williams, (770) 645-0990.