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Make sure you prenuptial agreement protects you

We recently discussed what happens when you need a prenuptial agreement. These agreements provide a layer of protection for you and your betrothed. Before you say "I do," you should have an agreement in place if you want to use a prenuptial. Make sure that you give yourself and your betrothed ample time to review the agreement terms and learn about what changes might need to be made.

We know that you might be wary of having to bring up this agreement with your betrothed. We can help you to learn about the benefits of a prenuptial agreement so that your mind might be eased a bit. One thing that you can think about is that a prenuptial agreement sets the tone for a solid marriage where both you and soon-to-be spouse start the marriage off with the same financial goals in mind -- namely strengthening the finances of your marriage.

The contents of a prenuptial agreement can't lean considerably toward one party. Courts can throw out the agreement if is seems one-sided. This is why it is important for you to think carefully about the terms. You might cover property division or alimony payments in the agreement. Make sure that there isn't anything that pertains to child support or custody in the agreement, as these points are sure to be thrown out.

As you work on your premarital agreement, you might have questions. Ensuring that the agreement is enforceable can help you to have peace of mind as you go through the marriage. You can rest assured that if things don't work out, the prenup will come into play.

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