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What to Include in a Premarital Agreement

Issues Covered in Premarital Agreements in Florida

As an engaged couple, you and your partner may find yourselves exploring the options you have available to protect your assets when you get married. Premarital agreements are designed to keep your personal assets and properties that you value protected.

Having an agreement does not mean that you and your partner don’t trust each other. Many different people from all backgrounds draft agreements before getting married.

What is a Premarital Agreement?

A premarital agreement also referred to as a “prenuptial agreement,” is a contract between two people who are getting married that outlines how certain assets and other issues are treated if you get a divorce.

The agreement normally highlights what will happen to your finances based on the terms of the contract.

An experienced family law attorney can be your first point of contact when inquiring about a premarital agreement. For example, our firm Autumn Beck Blackledge PLLC has answered questions about premarital agreements for couples who were unsure about if they fit the criteria for getting one.

What Should I Include?

There are many issues that can be addressed in a premarital agreement. These agreements aren’t only accessible to people within a certain income bracket or who have a considerably successful business.

You and your partner can use a premarital agreement to agree on issues such as:

  • Where your children will live in the event of you or your partner’s death.

  • Whether or not your partner will pay alimony during a separation or divorce.

  • The amount of alimony you can agree on if you get separated or divorced.

  • If one of you passes away, you can write in the requirements of your will to be carried out.

  • If you will keep a property or gift you inherited to yourself and not include your spouse in the ownership.

  • How your property will be divided if you get divorced or pass away.

The possibilities to negotiate the terms of your agreement will expand once you enlist the help of a family law attorney with experience in writing premarital agreements for couples.

Contact a Pensacola Family Law Attorney

We know that the topic of premarital agreements isn’t always an easy one, but we know how to address the subject and answer your questions. Contact us at (850) 404-7263 to schedule a consultation and get started on drafting your premarital agreement.