Get Experienced Legal Help With Your Prenuptial Agreement
Prenuptial agreements, or “prenups”, have changed with the times. Prenups are a legally binding document laying out the finances of the engaged couple to protect the assets of one or both. What were once used mainly by extremely wealthy couples to guard their wealth have become a more common practice among couples of all socioeconomic backgrounds as divorce rates increase.
If you believe a prenuptial agreement is right for you or if you’ve been asked to sign one by your future spouse, contact the experienced attorneys at Ruppert Law Firm LLC. We can help you draft a thorough and legally sound agreement or review a proposed agreement to ensure that you understand what you are signing and how it could impact your rights in divorce and property division.
What To Know About Prenups In Pennsylvania
A prenuptial agreement makes divorce faster and more predictable by deciding some important terms ahead of time. An agreement may be right for you if:
- You are more well off than your spouse and want to protect your hard-earned assets
- You own a business with others and need to safeguard it from becoming marital property
- You have children from a previous marriage you want to prioritize
- You’re simply a pragmatic person and want to protect yourself in the event of divorce
In Pennsylvania, a prenuptial agreement can include basically whatever you’d like, so long as you and your partner fully divulge all material assets and it is not signed under duress. It does not require an equitable division of all your property. It can be tailored to your unique situation. Because there is no fairness requirement in Pennsylvania (as there is in some other states), it is critical to have each party review the agreement with their own independent attorney before signing. You need legal counsel from an attorney who only works for you – not you and your fiancé.
Contact Us For Straightforward Advice And Practical Guidance
If you or your fiancé are considering a prenuptial agreement, our attorneys can counsel you on your rights and get you the outcome you deserve. We’ll be by your side when you need it the most. To learn more during an initial consultation, call our offices in Mt. Lebanon or Monroeville at 412-730-2187. You can also reach out online.