Smart Planning Before Your Marriage
An impending marriage is an exciting time that is full of promise. In between the selection of what to wear, who to invite and where to celebrate the occasion, it makes sense for many couples to take the time to have a premarital planning session with a knowledgeable family law attorney.
A planning session with a lawyer ahead of a wedding can help prevent common mistakes that marrying couples make and allow both parties to feel more comfortable about their future together.
Premarital planning sessions are especially wise in an era where more adults are getting married later in life or entering into a second or subsequent marriage. This means they often bring greater assets (or debt) into a marriage, have children from a previous relationship to consider or have other complexities that should be addressed prior to a wedding.
At The Law Offices of Nicholas A. Kulik, LLC., we offer a flat-fee premarital planning session in which we work with couples to address everything from purchasing real estate together before you are married (Is it a good idea?), asset planning and protection to financial responsibilities and expectations regarding existing children.
In many instances, it becomes evident in a premarital planning session that drafting a comprehensive premarital agreement is a smart decision. We can do that for you.
Why A Prenuptial Agreement Makes Sense
When individuals bring their complex lives into a marriage, a well-crafted prenuptial agreement can help clarify expectations for their life together and help avoid costly and emotional litigation if the marriage does not last. Some of the benefits of a prenuptial agreement include:
- Protecting individual assets that parties bring into a marriage
- Protecting the inheritance rights of children from a previous relationship
- Clarifying that a business one party owns remains separate from marital property
- Protecting you from taking on legal liability for a substantial debt that a partner may bring into a marriage
- Reducing conflict about the division of property if the marriage ends
It is also important to understand what a prenuptial agreement cannot dictate. This includes many child custody and child support matters.
Plan Ahead To Prevent Problems Later
Our premarital planning sessions help couples begin their new life together with greater clarity about the future and confidence that their best interests and the interests of those they love are protected. Call 551-775-1744 or reach us online to schedule a premarital planning session.