Prenuptial Agreements

Seattle Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers

Family Law Attorneys Assisting Clients with Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is a way to protect the assets a person has accumulated before entering a marriage.  Before getting married, no couple likes to address prenuptial agreements because they do not want to acknowledge the possible failure of the marriage. Considering the alarmingly high divorce rate in Washington, it is wise to consider a prenuptial agreement as part of your financial plan.  Unfortunately, marriage is not only about love, but is also about the joining of two peoples complete lives, including their finances.  A prenuptial agreement by its very nature can help establish communication between the couple about financial planning and can contribute to the overall financial well-being of the marriage.  If you and your wife or husband to-be is considering a prenuptial agreement, we strongly advise that you speak with a Seattle family lawyer at our firm to make sure your marriage starts off on the right foot.

The attorneys at our firm realize what a delicate matter prenuptial agreements are, and will handle this issue accordingly.  Every measure will be taken to ensure a smooth and calm prenuptial discussion in order to make a seamless transition into marriage.  A prenuptial agreement is a smart way to protect your wealth as it spells out exactly how assets will be distributed between partners in the event of divorce or death.  Contrary to popular belief, a prenuptial agreement is not made with the intent to plan on divorce, its purpose is merely to make sure financial aspects of the marriage are handled responsibly.

Any person with any assets can benefit from having a prenuptial agreement and contrary to popular belief they are not reserved for the rich and famous, but can be used to protect the hard earned money and property of normal, everyday people.  If any of the following apply to you, you should consider a prenuptial agreement:

  • If you are a partial or total business owner
  • If you own a home, stocks, or retirement funds
  • If you have or may be receiving an inheritance
  • If you have children or grandchildren from a previous marriage
  • If there is a large disparity of earnings between you and your husband or wife to be
  • If one of you will be supporting the other as they complete higher education

Contact a Seattle Family Law Attorney today to discuss your prenuptial agreement!

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