There are a lot of decisions that you will go through when you decide to get married. Deciding on the wedding venue, the wedding details and where you will live after the wedding are some of the considerations. There is another very important decision that you have to think about — the prenuptial agreement.

There are several reasons why a prenuptial agreement is important. The most important of these is that the conditions in the prenup could set you on the right foot if you end up going through a divorce. A solid prenup could mean that you don’t lose the things that you worked hard to accumulate before you were married. It could mean that you get to hang on to that inheritance that means so much to you. There are several signs that you need to have a prenuptial agreement before you get married.

If you have children from another relationship, you need a prenuptial agreement. This can help to ensure that items you intend to go to the child will go there if you die. This can help your children to avoid a legal battle if you die.

A prenup is also helpful if you own a business. You can outline how the business will be treated in the marriage and in the event of a divorce. This helps to protect you and the business since you likely won’t have to deal with dividing the business or handing over a large portion of it.

If you think you are going to get an inheritance or if you and your betrothed handle money in different ways. The prenup could outline how specific situations will be handled so that your interests are protected. It is crucial that your prenup complies with Florida laws, so make sure you are aware of these before you go through the prenup process.

Source: CheatSheet, “Marriage: 5 Signs You Need a Prenuptial Agreement,” Megan Elliott, accessed Aug. 18, 2016