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What can I include in a prenuptial agreement?

Marriage is an exciting time in life that should be enjoyed to the fullest. You want to savor the moment, especially those leading up to the big day when planning. One of the most common plans that gets overlooked is the creation of the prenuptial agreement. So, what can I include in the prenup?

One of the biggest benefits of a prenuptial agreement is the fact that it allows you to protect yourself from your spouse's debt. If you know your spouse is entering the marriage with a ton of debt, no matter how it was accumulated, you can protect against it becoming your debt by stating so in the prenup.

A prenuptial agreement also helps differentiate between what is separate property and what is marital property. This is important for those who enter a marriage with quite a bit of assets they have built up through work or inheritance.

Should there be a family business or family heirloom you want to keep in your family, a prenuptial agreement can ensure that this happens. The language used in the prenup can make it known that the family item must stay within your family if you were ever to divorce.

A prenuptial agreement is commonly used to protect children you have from a previous marriage. The document can make sure that your children inherit some of your assets.

A prenuptial agreement can go as far as defining how the property will be divided if you are to get divorced.

Preparing to get married in Providence? Consult with an experienced family law attorney to discuss the benefits of a prenuptial agreement and what items can be included.

Source: FindLaw, "What Can and Cannot be Included in Prenuptial Agreements," accessed July 12, 2017

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