Marital Agreement Attorneys in Melbourne, FL
Protect Your Rights and Assets in Divorce
A prenuptial agreement (“prenup”) is a crucial planning tool that can save you stress, time, and money down the road. It can protect your assets by exempting them from property division and protect your rights in other aspects of divorce.
Many couples find themselves litigating far less in the event of divorce by determining the treatment of their assets in advance of their marriage through a prenuptial agreement.
Learn more about the benefits of a prenup by calling the Figueroa Law Group, P.A. at (321) 248-1011.
When to Create a Prenuptial Agreement
If you are planning to get married, you might be wondering whether you need a prenuptial agreement. Though the prenup has a reputation for being exclusively beneficial to high net worth couples, they are actually a smart choice for couples from all walks of life.
Consider a prenup if:
- You have significantly higher earnings than your spouse
- You have ownership of significantly more assets than your spouse
- You are about to marry someone who has significant liabilities
- You have children from a prior relationship
- You are the beneficiary of a trust, or a large inheritance or gift is expected
- You are a business owner
- You had a prior marriage
Postnuptial agreements – which provide direction on how to settle affairs in the event of a divorce – can be implemented by married couples.
They generally include provisions for:
That said, every postnuptial agreement is different, and each couple has their own unique circumstances. With a postnuptial agreement in place, you can avoid stress and costly litigation while enjoying more control over your financial future and that of your children.
Marital Settlement Agreements in Florida
A marital settlement agreement documents the terms of the divorce and the relationship between the couple after the divorce. These agreements cover financial settlements, property and debt division, parenting plans/time-sharing, child support, and other miscellaneous factors.
When you are getting a divorce in Florida, it is easy to make mistakes that may have long-term financial implications. At the Figueroa Law Group, P.A., our experienced Melbourne, FL prenuptial agreement attorneys can help you avoid the most common pitfalls and protect your interests. We can help you identify your priorities, make solid financial decisions, negotiate a reasonable settlement, and properly craft the language for your marital settlement agreement.