Prenuptial Agreements in Newport, RI
Do I Need Prenuptial Agreements?
Often associated with celebrity couples and those who have a magnitude of assets Prenuptial Agreements can be beneficial to any couple. While they are often surrounded with a stigma suggesting that they are a cause for divorce, or that they can have an adverse effect on your marriage we find this to be largely untrue. Prenuptial Agreements have been found in many cases to help solidify a marriage as they give each spouse responsibilities in the relationship.
Our seasoned team of Prenuptial Agreements
attorneys have prepared hundreds of agreements for couples. Our clients prefer to have a safety net in place that decreases the likelihood of arguments and painful divorces if they arise. If you are interested in preparing a prenuptial agreement, contact our office at 401-841-5700 for a free consultation.
What Are Prenuptial Agreements?
Sometimes called antenuptial agreements or premarital agreements these documents are contracts prepared before marriage so that there is a plan if the marriage comes to an end. These contracts can vary widely depending on the decision of the couple but typically describe the division of property or assets if or when the marriage is dissolved. They can also include predetermined alimony, as well as how properties will be divided post-marriage. The simplest way to have one of these important documents prepared is to contact a Prenuptial Agreements attorney. These specialized types of lawyers work with couples to make sure that both parties agree to the predetermined plan and agree that they will follow it. Prenuptial Agreements must be approved by both sides before they can be filed. These types of agreements can also have text noting that they may not go into effect unless the couple has been married for a certain amount of time. Prenuptial Agreements cannot affect child support or custody.
While it may be a difficult thing to discuss with your future spouse Prenuptial Agreements can be very helpful in the future. If you are interested in or have any questions about having one of the documents prepared contact the Law Office of Howe and Garside for a free consultation at 401-841-5700.