Getting attorney involved in family law issues a game-changer

On behalf of Furr & Cohen, P.A. posted in Family Law on Friday, May 22, 2015.

When you are getting married, it is not the time to contemplate divorce. Even after you’re married, planning for the “in case” situation of maybe becoming separated by divorce is never pleasant. However, thinking through your reasons for a prenuptial or a post-nuptial agreement is a wise opportunity to take hold of.

Prenuptial agreements are also called pre-marital or ante-nuptial agreements. They help the two involved in the marriage to talk through and put on paper the important aspects and issues of their marriage. Financial issues are usually one of the most important ones. Property division and asset assignment come to mind. Also, what will be done with the accumulated debt?

A prenuptial agreement can take effect upon divorce or death. Knowing this, you may enter into it more carefully. It is best to start the process months before the wedding because most courts will see a late prenuptial agreement as a possible coercion.

If you have children from a previous marriage, you may want to protect certain property, such as the family home, for them in a “prenup.” Keeping your property separate isn’t always a bad thing. It can be a positive aspect of your marriage.

A post-nuptial agreement works like a prenup but you execute it after the marriage has taken place.

Calling in an attorney, one from Furr and Cohen’s family law firm is a step in the right direction. They have years of experience creating prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements and will be able to put your mind at ease over this.

Knowing your needs before or after you tie the knot is important. The pre or post-nuptial agreement must be well-documented and be able to pass the test if and when it is brought before the court. The family lawyers at Furr and Cohen know how to make these contracts legal and acceptable before the court of law in Florida.