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Your prenuptial agreement can serve as a map for your marriage

On Behalf of | Dec 20, 2016 | Family Law

If you are in a relationship that is headed down the aisle, then congratulations. Finding that special someone with whom to share your life is an amazing experience. And you may be in such a state of mind and heart that it’s impossible to imagine that your marriage will ever have any serious hurdles to clear.

But the fact is, if you ask any married couple, they will likely tell you that being married is like traveling on a long road with many twists, turns, and even hazards. And as you know, it makes no sense to set out on a journey without having charted your course. Hitting the road without knowing where you are going is a recipe for disaster. Likewise, entering a marriage without a plan leaves you vulnerable to the unexpected.

While you and your partner cannot completely map out your future, you can put yourselves on the right track with some foresight. One step you and your soon-to-be-spouse can take is to craft a prenuptial agreement.

A prenuptial agreement contains stipulations that pertain to many of the most important aspects of your marriage. For example, you can outline how your resources should be allocated if your relationship wanes or if one of you becomes incapacitated. A prenup can also delineate each partner’s financial rights and responsibilities.

By having a well-written prenuptial agreement, you have charted a course that will help you and your spouse as you move together into the future. The attorneys at the law firm of Lisa E. McKnight, P.C., understand that every couple’s journey will be unique, and as such it is important to tailor your prenuptial agreement to your specific needs. You can read more about the firm’s services on this website.