Valentine’s Day is a great time to propose to your significant other. There is nothing more romantic than asking the person you love to be yours emotionally and legally. However, marriage comes with some risks including sharing finances, real estate, personal property, expenses of potential or current children, pets, retirement accounts, debts, business profits, etc.
In order to protect yourself from the inevitable risks of entering a marriage, a prenuptial agreement, (also known in Ohio as an “antenuptial agreement”) should be something that you discuss with an attorney. A prenuptial agreement is an agreement entered into between prospective spouses as to the disbursement of property and other marital assets and expenses in the case of a divorce or death of a spouse.
Each prenuptial agreement is unique to an individual’s needs and assets. For example, a prenuptial agreement can carve out specific property based on what the couple agrees upon. A prenuptial agreement can also take spousal support off the table in the event of a termination of the marriage. Prenuptials are especially common for individuals who have family businesses prior to the marriage. The provisions put in a prenuptial agreement are based on the preference of each of our clients and what they are trying to protect.
Before you dive head-first into marriage, let the attorneys at Lardiere McNair, LLC help you put safeguards in place to ensure a secure and reasonable disbursement of property in your future marriage.
While you should invest whole-heartedly in your future marriage – let Lardiere McNair, LLC invest whole-heartedly in protecting you and your assets.
Taylor Agler is a Law Clerk at Lardiere McNair, LLC. To read more about our firm, please visit www.lmcounsel.com.
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