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Once thought of as controversial, prenuptial agreements (also called "premarital agreements") are now considered an effective way to plan for the future. Although each newly married couple hopes for the best, preparing for the unexpected is a responsible way to enter into the marriage contract.
At The Siemon Law Firm, our Alpharetta prenuptial agreement lawyers guide clients in matters involving prenuptial agreements as well as separation agreements. To speak to an attorney in Alpharetta or Cumming, call 866-497-5134 or send us an e-mail. We serve clients in Fulton County, Forsyth County and throughout the metro Atlanta area.
Why Get a Prenuptial Agreement?
A prenuptial agreement (also called a "prenup") can address the specific concerns of a couple. Most commonly, it is used to address topics relating to property division and spousal maintenance. In the event of a divorce, the prenuptial agreement is referenced.
Georgia is an equitable property division state, meaning that property is not divided 50/50 in divorce. Instead, the courts consider a number of factors in determining a fair division of property. The courts will consider a prenuptial agreement in their property division determinations. These agreements are often used to protect children from a prior marriage and ensure that family heirlooms remain with the intended beneficiaries.
No longer is a stigma attached to prenuptial agreements. Rather, this document is used as a precaution. Even the most stable relationship can change over time. A prenup can provide couples with peace-of-mind knowing that their interests will be protected during and potentially after marriage.
A separation agreement, also known as a post-nuptial agreement, is similar to a prenuptial agreement, except that it is drafted after a couple is married. A separation agreement addresses topics regarding the division of assets if the marriage dissolves. This agreement is especially recommended if significant assets are gained during the marriage, including inheritances.
If you are interested in drafting a prenuptial agreement or a separation agreement, or if you have been asked to sign one of these documents, contact a lawyer.