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It is not unusual for engaged couples to choose to enter into a marital contract before exchanging their vows. However, while prenuptial agreements are useful for ensuring that both parties are in agreement over how to handle the division of assets in the event of a divorce, there may be some individuals who attempt to include questionable conditions. Florida residents who are considering drafting these agreements are each urged to seek the input of separate legal professionals.

Recently, one woman shared her concerns over several clauses that her fiancé included in the drafting of their prenup. One of those conditions stated that if the couple has a child, the mother is required to lose at least 30 pounds of any weight she gained during the pregnancy within one year of giving birth. Along with this unusual stipulation, the agreement included a clause that states if the woman engages in an extramarital affair, she will not be entitled to any marital assets.

Lastly, the woman mentioned a clause that would include compensation for bearing children. The bride-to-be claimed that the contract was drafted by her future father-in-law, who is an attorney. The woman has been advised to contact an attorney of her own who can ensure that her interests are protected in the event of a divorce.

Prenuptial agreements can provide peace of mind to those who are concerned about how a future divorce could impact their financial security. However, conditions or clauses that attempt to dictate behaviors may be unenforceable by a family court judge. Florida residents who desire the security that these contracts can provide but are worried about certain aspects within the contract are urged to consult with a legal professional of their own who can ensure that an agreement protects one's financial interests.

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