1. The issue of property: if you’ve entered into the marriage with money and/or property of your own, a so-called “prenup” will protect what you came into the marriage with, and designate it as your own in the event of a divorce. In addition, the issue of property also covers what’s considered marital property, that is, property that you and your spouse have accrued during the course of your marriage.
2.The issue of your estate: it’s an inevitable fact of life that you, and your spouse, will die. When that happens, a antenuptial agreement will be able to dictate who inherits property, money, jewelry, and other sundry when one or both of you die. Some antenuptial agreements dictate that, upon the death of one spouse, the surviving spouse inherits the entirety of the estate. Others, however, dictate that your heirs (that is, your children and/or grandchildren) will inherit the estate upon a spouse’s death (this is common in second marriages, where one or both spouses come into the marriage with children of their own that are not a product of the union). Talk to us about the specifics of your case, as no two prenups are exactly alike.
3.The issue of procedure: the wealthier you are, the more you have to protect your interests. And, when it comes to prenups, there are some things that are simply not boilerplate issues. Some antenuptial agreements, then, address the issue of how to decide future legal matters (for example, some prenups detail matters like household bills, savings accounts, annuities, and trust funds for children), and it’s therefore essential that you talk to us to see how to address these very specific matters.
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