While more couples are becoming open to the idea of executing a prenuptial agreement, others remain reluctant to take this step. Here, this reluctance may stem from the practical belief that they have nothing worth protecting to the romantic (and perhaps somewhat naïve) belief that divorce will never enter the equation.
Attitudes toward prenuptial agreements have undergone a remarkable transformation over the last decade, as more and more people have started to see them as a valuable tool that can save them time, money and energy in the event of a divorce as opposed to just a tacit acknowledgement that their marriage is destined for failure.
"No couple contemplates splitting the baby."
OK, so you and the spouse took a pass at executing a prenuptial agreement prior to your marriage a few years ago.
Many people who think about prenuptial agreements -- if they ever do think about prenups -- might be inclined to regard them in age-old and stereotypical ways.
Are you a Georgia resident who is a bit preoccupied with property-related matters as you are about to tie the marital knot?
Of all the forms, documents and various contracts that feature in family law in Georgia and across the country, perhaps no legal instrument is less understood and more vilified than the marital contract.
Property division is a critical factor in every divorce, and sometimes it can be one of the most difficult and argument-inducing factors as well. The financial accounts; the money; the property, such as homes or land; the objects, such as furniture and vehicles; all of these things get thrown on the chopping block and the two splitting spouses need to work it out.
Many people across the country have changed their minds about so-called marital contracts in recent years, now fully appreciating their strong utility as planning devices for both soon-to-be and already married partners.
When love is in the air, young couples in Georgia and everywhere else across the country tend to follow its sweet song.