Prenuptial Agreements Are Effective Only When Drafted Properly

A prenuptial agreement, also called a prenup or premarital agreement, is simply an agreement between two people that states how they will handle matters if and when they ever divorce. The prenup can include everything: financial assets, property, children who are not even conceived, and the family dog.

At the Law Office of Amy L. Beauchaine, we have experience drafting both prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. In this area of family law, experience is important. If you are considering a prenuptial agreement, our law office is a wise choice for the following reasons:

  • We have actual experience drafting these documents, unlike many other law firms that do not have experience.
  • A prenup can be complicated. At our law firm we take the utmost care with attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of case law is critical. A prenup should be able to stand up in court at a later date if a divorce should occur. Our prenups stand the test of time.
  • An experienced lawyer knows that both sides must understand the agreement, or it may not hold up in court.
  • An experienced attorney knows that if one party seeks to give the other party nothing in the case of divorce, that agreement may be set aside by the court as unreasonable. "Nothing" is usually not a good strategy.

Why Get a Prenup?

We have found that there are many good reasons for a prenuptial agreement.

Please call our law office at 407-571-6908 or send our attorney an e-mail for more information.

Below are listed a few of the common prenuptial scenarios.

  • One party has significantly more assets than the other party and seeks to protect them.
  • One or both parties have children from previous relationships and wish to protect their children's potential inheritance.
  • The parties may agree that the prenup is valid until a certain date — such as 10 years after the marriage ceremony.
  • The parties may agree on child custody arrangements for if, or when, they have children together.

Florida Law Allows for Postnuptial Agreements

In some instances, a married couple may choose to obtain an agreement that states what will happen during divorce. In other instances, a recently married couple who wasn't able to find time to create the agreement prior to the wedding will get a postnuptial agreement. Sometimes a couple having marital problems may opt for a postnuptial agreement just in case things don't work out.

Protect Your Future Now With a Carefully Executed Marital Agreement

To get you and your family moving on a path toward a brighter future, please contact the Altamonte Springs Law Office of Amy L. Beauchaine at 407-571-6908 or send our Orlando prenuptial attorney an email.