It's a commonly-held belief that only the very wealthy and those with large estates need prenuptial agreements. Most individuals think that if they don't have a huge amount of assets when they get married, a prenuptial agreement is a foolish arrangement.
And those who agree that prenuptial agreements sometimes make sense are sometimes still reluctant to address the subject with the person to whom they are affianced. After all, the topic of prenuptial agreements is hardly romantic; in fact, some people find it downright offensive. So many soon-to-be married people hold their tongues and hope that they are never in a situation that makes them think, "I wish I had gotten a prenuptial agreement."
With a divorce rate in America and some other countries that hovers around 50%, prenuptial agreements simply make good business sense for many couples. For instance, if you have a company, a well-designed prenuptial agreement could protect you from losing that business (or forcing it into bankruptcy) should your relationship not stand the test of time.
Prenuptial agreements can also protect you should your significant other not be the person you thought he or she was. For instance, if he or she suddenly files for divorce, do you really want to lose money that you brought into the marriage? It's a difficult thought, of course, for anyone to have. But rest assured that the unthinkable does sometimes happen.
It's because of these realities of married life today that prenuptial agreements are becoming more commonplace, though still very secretive. In fact, your neighbors might have one in place to safeguard their interests, and you'll never know it. After all, prenuptial agreements are very private matters and are rarely publicly exposed, except in the cases of media mavens or Hollywood divorces.
Thus, if you're curious about prenuptial agreements and want to see if it makes sense for you and your partner to sign one before getting married, we urge you to contact our law offices today. Call us toll free or send an email, and we'll set up a consultation with you and a professional legal representative experienced in prenuptial agreements. You'll be under no obligation with us; however, it will behoove you and your affianced to learn about prenuptial agreements before you walk down the proverbial aisle.
Remember – prenuptial agreements aren't just for the rich. They can protect average couples and families should the unthinkable occur, too.