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Is It Too Late to Get a Prenup if We’re Already Married?

When Should I Get a Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements are becoming more common as people begin to do more research on the subject thanks to resources, such as our blog, that provide information about them. Prenuptial agreements are a way for engaged couples to come to a common agreement about the outcome of a potential dispute or divorce.

While you may be considering a prenuptial agreement, you should know what it is and when is a good time to get one.

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is an agreement in the form of a contract between a couple who have plans to get married. Prenuptial agreements help engaged couples come to an agreement on marital rights and responsibilities while dividing assets should you decide to divorce in the future or one spouse passes away.

Can I Sign a Prenuptial Agreement if I’m Married?

If you and your spouse are already married, you can not sign a prenuptial agreement. However, if you and your partner aren’t married already, but you’re engaged, you can hire an attorney who knows the process and can assist you in writing your agreement so that it’s legally binding.

Prenuptial agreements aren’t legally enforceable until after you and your partner get married. If you do decide to get married without signing a prenup, then you may consider a postnuptial agreement instead.

What is a Postnuptial Agreement?

Postnuptial Agreements are similar to prenuptial agreements. A postnup allows you to make similar agreements as a premarital agreement, except a postnup can be signed after the wedding.

A postnuptial agreement can be used to outline what happens to you and your spouse’s assets if you get separated or divorced.

Protect Your Future

It doesn’t matter what stage in your marriage or engagement you are in, finding a way to protect your closest and most cherished assets is always important. Our experienced prenuptial agreement attorneys are here to help you figure out if this is right for you.

Reach our team today at (704) 659-0007 for more information about premarital and postnuptial agreements.