Everyone knows how joyous the months, weeks and days before a wedding can be. A couple is thinking of their future, their new family and a lifetime of happiness in front of them. The last thing any engaged couple would want to think about is the potential for divorce down the line. Throughout the United States, however, including residents in and near the West Palm Beach, Florida area, the sad reality is that about half the marriages in the U.S. ultimately end in divorce.
Divorces are seldom smooth and often messy. Emotions inevitably run high and it is not uncommon for sides to work against each other, and against the common good, either out of spite or anger toward their soon to be ex-spouse. But irrational thoughts and actions can be counter-productive to all parties involved.
More and more Americans have become aware of the costly and time-consuming work involved with a divorce. One option is to consider a prenuptial agreement, or prenup. A prenup is a document created by a couple before marriage which lays out many of the wishes and “rules” during a marriage, and the wishes of each spouse in the event of a divorce.
Although a prenup can be created and may be considered legal in the courts without help by a lawyer, there are several rules that must be followed. Failing to draft a legal prenuptial agreement could void not only some of the line items present on the prenup, but possibly even the entire document. It might be in your best interests to speak with a firm familiar with family law and to assure that your document is legally binding.
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Representing clients exclusively in family law cases for the past 24 years, Mr. Schutz is widely regarded as a marital and family law expert. He is Board Certified in marital and family law by The Florida Bar. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Mr. Schutz is committed to elevating the standards and improving the practice of family law.
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