What is a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?
A pre-nuptial agreement (also known as a “prenup” or antenuptial agreement) is a document drafted before two parties are married; in that document, the parties establish how property and assets will be distributed should the marriage end in divorce or legal separation, or following the death of one of the parties. Although many people are hesitant to discuss a pre-nuptial agreement, there may be benefits to you in considering such an agreement in advance of marriage.
Why obtain a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?
Some people will choose to negotiate a pre-nuptial agreement simply because they are looking out for the best interests of themselves and their partner. In other cases, one person may have a more vested interest in obtaining a pre-nuptial agreement, for example, if she has more wealth than her fiancé or if he is bringing a business or other valuable assets to the marriage.
Assistance Drafting Agreements
At Sparks Integrative Family Law, we understand that you are preoccupied with other pre-marital planning. We are happy to help you prepare your pre-nuptial agreement in an efficient manner. Because the Supreme Court of Kentucky established very specific requirements in order for a pre-nuptial agreement to be enforceable in court, it is important to consult an experienced attorney to draft your pre-nuptial agreement.
Contact us to learn more about how a pre-nuptial agreement can protect your interests and benefit both you and your future spouse.