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Knightdale, NC Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers

If your wedding day is approaching, you probably have a pretty lengthy to-do list. Between finalizing details with your wedding planner and confirming arrangements with all of your vendors, it’s easy to let the legal aspects of getting married slip through the cracks. Whether you always planned to create a prenuptial agreement or completely forgot about it in the midst of wedding chaos, it’s something we highly recommend every couple at least considers.

We know that no couple in the midst of marital bliss wants to think about the possibility of divorce. Despite the social stigma that insists a prenup means you plan for your marriage to fail, it’s actually an important legal tool that can help you set financial expectations and plan for the future before your marriage begins.

You should also know that if you don’t create a prenup yourself, you’re essentially agreeing to North Carolina’s prenup when you sign your marriage certificate. This means that should your marriage end in divorce, you agree to follow the state laws—laws which you might not agree with—that dictate how your assets and debts will be divided. A prenuptial agreement keeps the control in your hands!

If you’ll be saying “I do,” soon, it’s time to consider the legal aspects of your marriage. Call Triangle Smart Divorce today to request a consultation with one of our Knightdale prenuptial agreement lawyers who can explain your options and next steps.

What Is A Prenuptial Agreement & Do I Really Need One?

A prenuptial agreement, also known as a premarital agreement, is a legal contract that is arranged prior to two people getting married. Within this contract, both partners agree on how they want their assets to be divided in the event that their union ends in divorce or one of them passes away.

A prenup doesn’t mean you and your partner don’t trust one another. It can actually help you navigate the financial aspects of getting married and merging your lives, which in turn can prevent conflict about said financial topics from arising. Discussing, listening, and learning can set your marriage up for success.

Despite a common misconception that prenups are only for the rich, they are actually for any couple who wants 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.

What Can Go In My Prenup & What Can’t?

Every couple is different, so no two prenups will look the exact same. However, there are restrictions in North Carolina as to what can and cannot be included in a prenup.

What Can Go In: What Cannot Go In:
  • 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
  • Child custody arrangements
  • Child support details
  • Daily spousal duties

How Our Knightdale Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers Can Help 

We know you’re juggling a lot right now, but creating a prenuptial agreement can prevent a great deal of headache later on. It will shield your assets in the event of divorce, and provide a solid foundation for the financial aspects of marriage before they become an issue. There are important steps involved in creating a prenup, so it’s best to work with one of our experienced Knightdale prenuptial agreement lawyers who will get to know you, understand what’s most important to you, and address your questions. Call now to request a consultation and begin your marriage with peace of mind!

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Frequently Asked Questions

IS IT WORTH IT TO GET A DIVORCE LAWYER?

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.

WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD YOU ASK A DIVORCE LAWYER?

You should ask a potential divorce lawyer about their prior experience with cases like yours, their approach to negotiations when couples reach a disagreement, and their personal success rate in arriving at a resolution through negotiation and/or mediation.

WHAT CAN YOU NOT DO DURING A DIVORCE?

You cannot have one lawyer serve both parties in a divorce. This would be a conflict of interest. It’s incredibly important that each party feels their individual needs are represented and voiced, and that cannot be done with a single lawyer serving as the representative for both parties.

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