Crafting Durable Premarital Agreements

Premarital agreements, also known as prenuptial agreements are an instrument that many couples take advantage of to protect their financial interests in a divorce. While some think talking about a prenuptial agreement dooms the union to failure, you could consider it a great opportunity to talk honestly about financial questions that most couples will face at some point.

I am Naples, Florida-based family law attorney Christopher Mast. I help couples in Collier County, Lee County and across southwest Florida draft strong premarital agreements. It is part of my commitment to help clients find efficient and effective family law solutions that allow them to move on with their lives.

Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for Me?

For some young couples who do not have a great deal of assets, a premarital agreement may not be necessary. If you begin to accumulate assets during the course of your marriage, you can craft a postnuptial agreement that addresses many of the same issues as a prenuptial agreement.

In general, premarital agreements are good for people getting married who:

  • Have already been through one divorce
  • Would like to protect the rights of children from a previous marriage to access their assets
  • Are already independently wealthy
  • Own a business or have an ownership stake in a family business

As your lawyer, I can negotiate, draft and review premarital agreements to protect your rights and interests in the event of a divorce. By taking this step now, you will be saving time and money in the future if a divorce occurs.

Even if you and your spouse are in agreement, it is important to talk to a lawyer first. If you sign an agreement without an experienced family law attorney's advice, you could be setting yourself up for future financial harm.

Contact the Law Offices of Christopher E. Mast, P.A., Today

If you and your fiance are ready to discuss a premarital agreement and want to learn more about your options, I offer an initial telephone consultation. I will take the time to answer your questions and help you determine if a prenup is in your best interests.