When getting married, many couples choose to sign a prenuptial agreement. This document can help protect each party's assets in the event of a divorce. However, in order to have a valid prenuptial agreement, it must meet specific requirements. If the prenuptial agreement does not meet the requirements, it could be challenged and voided. In this blog post, we will explain what is required for a strong prenuptial agreement and tips on ensuring your agreement is enforceable.
Agreements In Writing
To be valid, a prenuptial agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties. It is also crucial that the agreement is not signed under duress. This means that you cannot be coerced or forced to sign. If this occurs, the prenuptial agreement will no longer be considered valid. This is why it is crucial to have attorneys present when creating a prenup.
Following Simple Steps
If you are considering signing a prenuptial agreement, there are simple steps you can take to ensure that it will be valid if it is ever put to the test.
Make sure that you understand what you are signing. Take time to read and understand the entire agreement before putting your signature on it.
Make sure that all of your assets and debts are disclosed to your future spouse.
Consult with an experienced family law attorney to review the agreement and advise you of your rights.
Bush & Taylor, P.C. Can Help Prepare
By following these tips, you can enter your marriage knowing that your prenuptial agreement is valid and enforceable. If you have any questions about signing a prenuptial agreement, or if you need assistance drafting one, Bush & Taylor, P.C. is here to help. We have experience in helping couples draft valid and successful prenups.
Reach our office today at (757) 926-0078 to schedule a consultation.