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Apex, NC Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers

When your big day is approaching quickly, it’s easy to get caught up in the last minute to-dos. It’s even easier to let things like creating a prenuptial agreement fall to the back burner. Maybe you’ve even dismissed the idea of making one, because you think it makes the statement that you don’t believe in your marriage. Despite the social stigma that surrounds signing a prenup, it not only serves as a safety net, but is also a way to communicate your financial expectations in an open and honest way before beginning your marriage. Why can’t you have that AND your happily ever after?

The truth is, even if you don’t create a prenuptial agreement (also known as a premarital agreement) when you put your name on your marriage license, you’re essentially signing a prenup anyways – except this is one created by the state. Your state might not handle matters the same way you would if divorce or death does occur.

If you’re headed to the chapel soon and are considering the legal aspects of your marriage, our Apex prenuptial agreement lawyers can help you draft a comprehensive prenuptial agreement that provides you with peace of mind and confidence as you head down the aisle. Call today to request a consultation and discover your next steps and options.

Do I Really Need A Prenuptial Agreement?

At Triangle Smart Divorce, we recommend that every couple strongly considers creating a prenuptial agreement. This is a legal contract signed by both you and your future spouse before entering your marriage. It outlines how you want your assets to be managed, and any marital property distributed in the event that you get a divorce, or if one of you passes away.

Despite what you might’ve heard from others in your life, a prenup isn’t just for the rich or the elderly. It’s actually for anyone who wishes to:

  • Protect their individual assets or small business
  • Guard themselves from their spouse’s debts
  • Establish clear financial expectations
  • Establish alimony/spousal support
  • Protect their inheritance
  • And more!

It’s important not to view your prenup as a way to cast doubt or suspicion on your future with your partner, but a way to get ahead of the financial aspects that will arise at some point in your marriage, even if you aren’t getting a divorce. Since you and your spouse are combining your lives, having conversations like these prior to saying “I do” can set you up for success and help create a steadfast foundation for marriage.

What To Put In My Prenup

What you put in your prenup will be unique to you and your spouse, but there are a few restrictions in the state of North Carolina you should be aware of.

What You CAN Include

  • Ownership of assets
  • Responsibility for debts
  • Alimony or Spousal support agreements or waivers
  • Property distribution upon death or divorce
  • Protections for any businesses owned 
  • Mediation and arbitration clauses to keep you out of court in the event of a separation

What You CANNOT Include

  • Child custody arrangements
  • Child support details
  • Daily spousal duties

How Our Apex Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers Can Help You

While the idea of creating a prenuptial agreement might seem overwhelming, it is something that ultimately will benefit your marriage. It will also help minimize conflict down the road when it comes to the “business” side of mingling finances.

Whether creating a prenup was something you always intended to do, or you’re still undecided, we can help provide you with a better understanding of what a prenup can do for you, and advise you as to whether or not it is right for your situation. Because it is an intricate process, we will ensure that no details are overlooked, especially those that could compromise your case in court (if it even comes to that). We will take the time to get to know you, understand your goals, and create a personalized prenup that is tailored to your circumstances.

Allow our Apex prenuptial agreement lawyers to advocate for your best interests and help you establish a better plan than what the State would provide for you. We understand you’re busy tying up loose ends before you tie the knot; let us help alleviate some of your stress. Call Triangle Smart Divorce today to request a consultation. 

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A divorce lawyer may seem like an extra expense if both parties agree on the big decisions, but the details of a divorce can be complex and hard to navigate without an expert, and getting the agreement properly written ensures that everyone has the security and clarity they need to move forward with their lives. It’s better to do it right the first time than have to keep going back and fixing mistakes. And, in some cases, you may not be able to fix your mistakes.

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