Most Georgia residents and people elsewhere across the country are well accustomed to perusing, negotiating and executing agreements across a wide spectrum of matters.
OK, you finally got around to signing that contract a few of your friends were constantly reminding you about. It wasn’t that bad -- an online boilerplate document entitled “Prenuptial Agreement” that you and the soon-to-be spouse ran through in about 15 minutes and executed moments ago, just hours before the wedding.
Plenty of anecdotal evidence indicates that people in bygone years and decades rued ever bringing up the topic of a marital contract with their soon-to-be spouse or just-married partner. For years, media stories regularly trashed the idea of a couple executing a prenuptial agreement or postmarital contract, stating that such pacts were like cold water on a fire -- that is, the antithesis of love.
You obviously share a great amount of personal and intimate information prior to marriage with the person you intend to spend the rest of your life with.
In recent years, marital contracts have emerged with greater clarity in the American divorce landscape in Georgia and nationally, with both prenuptial agreements and, to a lesser degree, post-nuptial agreements being increasingly recognized as instruments that can effectively identify and provide for the security of significant assets.
If you’re a rising business entrepreneur or an already established business owner running a profitable enterprise who is soon to be heading down the aisle and entering a life of wedlock, you wouldn’t be adversely unusual thinking about a prenuptial agreement.
Many family law commentators across the country have been noting for several years now the growing acceptance of prenuptial agreements and marital contracts generally (including postnuptial agreements) among an ever-larger American audience.
A family law case that is exhaustively working its way through the court system in another state has broad relevance in other states as well, including in Georgia. The matter underscores the importance of working with an experienced attorney where important legal instruments are concerned.
If Crystal Harris wanted to have a bit of notoriety attached to her marriage, mission accomplished.