Charlotte Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers
Protecting Your Rights & Assets for the Future
Prenuptial agreements, also known as prenups and premarital agreements, have become common as an establishment of what will happen to the property and assets of a couple should their marriage end in divorce or death. As such, they provide protection for the parties involved, which is especially relevant in second marriages and for parties who bring children from a previous union into the mix.
These agreements need to be drafted and finalized according to North Carolina law in order to be valid and enforceable. That's where Rech Law, P.C. and our team of prenup lawyers can step in and help.
When to Get a Prenup: Is It Worth It?
You may be doubtful as to whether you and your fiancé should get a prenup. What are the pros and cons of such an agreement?
At Rech Law, P.C., our Charlotte prenuptial agreement attorneys can provide you with a legal perspective on what such a document can do specifically for you, its benefits, its possible drawbacks, and how to avoid any pitfalls when drafting it.
We are fully versed in the laws and procedures of creating a prenuptial agreement that will stand up in court should it ever be needed. As a full-service family law firm, we have a strong track record of successful legal advocacy and client satisfaction in the Charlotte area.
Contact a Charlotte prenuptial agreement lawyer at (704) 659-0007 or submit our online form today.
About North Carolina Prenuptial Agreements
Are Prenups Enforceable in North Carolina?
To be legally enforceable, prenuptial agreements must be written and signed by both future spouses in North Carolina.
It is mandatory by the state to follow the Uniform Prenuptial Agreement Act for all formal requirements, as well.
Please note that the prenup will not take effect until the couple gets married.
What Makes a Prenup Valid?
Prenuptial agreements require full disclosure on the part of both parties regarding their finances and assets. Without this, the agreement may be found to be invalid in court.
What Cannot Be Included in a Prenup in North Carolina?
In North Carolina, prenuptial agreements cannot dictate the following:
- Child custody or visitation matters;
- Child support;
- Alimony in the event of a divorce;
- Daily household matters; or
- Anything that is prohibited by law.
Who Should Get a Prenup?
Those who commonly consider establishing a prenuptial agreement include:
- Parties with children from a previous marriage;
- Parties with an established estate plan that they wish to have upheld;
- Parties with substantial assets or investments;
- Parties with a successful business; or
- Parties concerned about their fiancé(e)’s debts.
That said, anyone and everyone can benefit from a fair, enforceable prenup.
The Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement
Prenups protect the sole and separate property that you own prior to the marriage. This means that you have the legal right to do with it as you see fit, such as rent, sell, transfer, or otherwise dispose of it without incurring any consequences in regard to your spouse or your spouse’s children.
These agreements can also protect you from the debts your spouse may bring into the marriage or incur during it.
Finally, prenups can also prevent a lengthy divorce should the marriage end prematurely. This is because almost all divorce-related matters will have already been worked out.
Let a Charlotte Prenuptial Agreement Attorney Advise You
Whether your assets coming into the marriage are sizable or negligible, a prenuptial agreement can provide honesty and transparency as to all of the financial matters which may occur in your future. Rech Law, P.C. can provide full guidance on this issue to help legally prepare and protect you should your marriage end.
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