Sheldon E. Finman, P.A.
Call 239-215-4952 To Talk To A Lawyer Today.

Though the majority of engaged couples are likely not planning to divorce, a large percentage of marriages will not survive. The topic of a marital contract may seem unromantic, but prenuptial agreements provide peace of mind. Even if many Florida residents do not think they will need a prenup, the security they can provide makes them worthwhile. 

Given a scenario involving an individual expecting a future inheritance and a broke but enterprising business owner who invested personal assets into a fledgling company, it may appear as if the first would be more in need of a prenup, especially if the inheritance is not kept separate from the marital assets. However, both parties could use the protection these contracts provide. If the first individual currently lives in a state that has laws protecting separate assets, then he or she would likely not need to rely on such a prenup. On the other hand, if he or she moves to another state, then an existing prenup can provide protection.

For the second individual, if a business is started after a marriage commences, barring the existence of a marital contract, the business' assets are considered marital property in a divorce. Regardless of one's financial standing at the time of the wedding, a prenup can ensure that each spouse is protected in a divorce. Furthermore, prenuptial agreements can also provide a safety measure for those who are concerned about the welfare of adult children from a previous marriage.

A prenup can enable a spouse to waive inheritance rights that could prevent these offspring from receiving a portion of their inheritance in the case a marriage ends in the death of a spouse. In reality, almost any engaged couple may benefit from having a premarital contract. The discussion over how assets will be divided in the event of a divorce may even benefit their relationship. Florida residents who are interested in drafting prenuptial agreements may consult with an experienced attorney.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Schedule A Consultation

Learn more about our problem-solving based approach to divorce. Call 239-215-4952 to talk to an attorney.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Fort Myers Family Law

Sheldon E. Finman, P.A.
2134 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Toll Free: 877-214-3207
Phone: 239-332-4543
Fax: 239-334-7828
Map & Directions

mapView Map & Directions