Do I Need A Prenuptial Agreement Before Getting Married?

Talking about a prenuptial agreement with your significant other may not sound like the most romantic idea, but more couples are having the conversation than ever before. The reason is simple: every decade, we see that people are choosing to get married later and later in their lives.


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With age comes experience, knowledge, and usually a few more assets to your name when you get married. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers released a survey showing that 63% of lawyers have reported an increase in prenups over the past three years. The most common topics covered in the recent prenups have been protection of separate property, provisions regarding alimony/spousal maintenance, and provisions regarding division of property.


Does this mean that everyone should have a prenuptial agreement if they are considering marriage? Not necessarily. If you and your significant other plan to marry with equal finances and no expectations of a significant future inheritance, a prenup might not be for you. However, Schulz Stephenson Law recommends protection if one of you owns a business, already has significant assets, or is expecting a large inheritance.


Prenuptial agreements don’t have to be an awkward conversation. If you would like any level of protection, or a contingency plan in case of divorce, call Schulz Stephenson Law in Carteret County to set up a consultation.


Schulz Stephenson Law represents clients regarding Family Law and Divorce in Carteret County, NC including Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Cape Carteret, and Emerald Isle as well as New Bern and other areas in Craven County, Pamlico County and surrounding areas. Contact us today for a consultation so we can discuss the next steps in making the process of a prenuptial agreement as smooth as possible for you.

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