Handling Prenuptial Agreements for Clients in the Tampa Bay Area
If you and your significant other are planning to get married, one of the things you’ll need to consider is whether you should sign a prenuptial agreement (also referred to as a “premarital agreement”). Many people previously looked down on prenuptial agreements, believing that they increased the chance of divorce. In recent years, however, they’ve become increasingly popular as individuals seek to protect their own assets. Prenuptial agreements also offer assurance that partners are marrying each other for reasons other than financial gain, and they help to minimize the costs of litigation in the event of a divorce or death.
At the Law Offices of Audrey A. Jefferis, P.A., our skilled family law attorneys have extensive experience with prenuptial agreements. We can draft an agreement that clearly outlines how certain financial matters — such as alimony and the division of property — will be handled. Or, if your significant other has presented you with a prenuptial agreement and asked you to sign, we can review the terms to make sure that your rights will remain protected well into the future.
How to Ensure the Validity of a Prenuptial Agreement
There are numerous formalities that must be complied with to ensure that a prenuptial agreement will be enforceable. For example:
- The agreement must be in writing and voluntarily signed by both parties.
- Both parties must disclose their income, assets, and liabilities before signing the agreement.
- Both parties must have the opportunity to review the agreement with an attorney before signing.
To ensure that your prenuptial agreement can be enforced in the future, you’ll want to consult with a matrimonial attorney who’s highly familiar with the ins and outs of this area of law.
Meet With an Experienced Family Law Attorney
If you’re interested in creating a prenuptial agreement, or if you’ve been asked to sign a premarital agreement and want to make sure your interests remain protected, contact the Law Offices of Audrey A. Jefferis, P.A. We proudly serve clients from throughout the Tampa Bay area, and we’d be happy to schedule a consultation at our main office in New Port Richey, FL (we also have a satellite office in Palm Harbor, FL, if that’s more accessible). Just let us know a date and time that fits into your schedule — we’re open on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.