Ensure your premarital agreement is valid and legal in Florida

On behalf of Furr & Cohen, P.A. posted in Family Law on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

Our last blog post discussed how we can help you with premarital agreements. We understand that some of our Florida readers might have some questions about premarital agreements. It is important for anyone who is getting married to have a full understanding of prenuptial agreements. For some people, seeking help when making a prenuptial agreement might be the best option. For others, learning about some common mistakes that people might make when it comes to these very important legal documents could help.

One thing that you have to know is that a premarital agreement can’t be verbal. This means that you do have to go through the steps of writing the agreement out. Both you and your spouse have to sign the agreement. That signature, however, is only valid if you both have time to read over the agreement. You both have to have time to understand and consider the terms of the agreement. For that reason, you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to take care of the premarital agreement.

There are several other things that can make a premarital agreement invalid. An important point that anyone getting married should know is that feeling pressured to sign the agreement can invalidate it. Along that same line, you and your future spouse should each have your own lawyer who can help you to understand the premarital agreement.

A few other considerations are that the premarital agreement must be accurate, complete and conscionable. If there is false information, missing information or inaccurate information, the premarital agreement is invalid. The provisions in the premarital agreement have to be legally sound, so knowing how to handle those matters requires having a working knowledge of the laws.

Source: FindLaw, “Top 10 Reasons a Premarital Agreement May be Invalid” accessed Feb. 05, 2015