What Should I Include in a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a useful tool for future spouses to create before their trip down the aisle. Although you may never have to use it, the act of creating one can bring couples together as they learn more about what is important to one another. If your marriage ultimately fails, this important legal document will help make the divorce process easier, which can save you both time, money, and unnecessary heartache.

The Prenuptial Agreement Checklist

Chances are this is your first time creating a prenuptial agreement, which means you may not know what to include or even what you are allowed to include. A valid prenuptial agreement cannot include issues pertaining to child custody, parenting time, or child support since such matters are based on the best interests of the children.

We will review the items you should consider including in your prenuptial agreement. Of course, no two people are alike, so consider your own unique needs and what you wish to protect when creating your prenuptial agreement.

Below is a list of some of the items you should include in your prenuptial agreement:

  • One of the most time-consuming aspects of the divorce process is identifying separate and marital assets. In your prenuptial agreement, you can identify separate and marital assets, which means property and assets will be divided according to the agreement rather than the state’s rules.
  • Just as couples must divide assets and property, they must also divide debts. With a prenuptial agreement, you can protect yourself against your spouse’s debts, so you do not end up having to take on anything he or she owes after the divorce.
  • If there is any family property you are considered about losing in the event of a divorce, you can ensure that it remains in your immediate family through your prenuptial agreement.

Although a prenuptial agreement might not sound like the most romantic act partners can partake in, creating one serves both of your best interests, so do not neglect this crucial step on your way to marital bliss.

Get Started on Creating a Prenuptial Agreement Today!

At Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto, P.A., our experienced family law team will assist you throughout the process of creating a prenuptial agreement that protects your interests if your marriage fails. Drafting a prenuptial agreement now while you both still have each other’s best interests at heart will help you both avoid a nasty and drawn-out process in the future.

Get started on creating an effective prenuptial agreement today and reach out to our law office at (727) 245-9009 to schedule an initial consultation.