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Pre-Nuptial Agreements


A prenuptial is an agreement that prospective spouses enter into to establish what happens if they separate or divorce or even if they die. It can relate to their income, assets, and debts; it can even set rules for the marriage. While it is not very romantic to plan what will happen in the case of divorce right before you say “I do”, it can give you the security you need to have an open and trusting relationship. A prenuptial agreement is the fair thing to do for your children. Protect their assets, Call WANTLAND LAW, PLLC today.

Not everyone needs a prenuptial agreement (postnuptial agreement), however, some people have a greater stake in having them. You should consider a pre-nup it you:

  • have children of previous marriage
  • own a business, professional partnership, or other financial endeavor
  • significant financial resources
  • have considerable more assets then your spouse

To have an effective prenuptial agreement each of you must make known all details about your assets and liabilities It must be sign voluntarily, a significant amount of time before the wedding occurs. It also helps if it is witnessed or notarized and both of you should have a separate attorney to make sure everyone’s rights are protected. Many couples do not want to add the expense of a prenuptial agreement on to their wedding budget but it is a small price to pay for piece of mind later.

For sound advice on pre-nup agreements, call 502-957-0000

However, there are certain areas in a prenuptial agreement that a Kentucky Court will invalidate. Those areas include child custody, visitation, and child support. In addition if it is unconscionable at the time of its making or the time of its enforcement the agreement will not be honored.

Sometimes prenuptial agreements need to be challenged because they are clearly unconscionable, signed under duress, or full disclosure was not provided when it was signed. If you are interested in checking the validity of your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement or are considering whether you need one WANTLAND LAW, PLLC can help. Call us today.

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