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Pinehurst, NC Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers

Planning for your big day is no small task! From choosing a venue and deciding on your guest list to ensuring that your divorced aunt and uncle don’t end up near one another at the reception, a wedding requires careful planning and consideration—so does your marriage! Drafting a prenuptial agreement might be one of the wedding to-dos that falls to the back burner, but we’re here to encourage you to consider creating one as soon as possible.

We understand you may be hesitant to create a prenuptial agreement due to the social stigma that surrounds the topic. However, a prenup doesn’t mean that you don’t trust your spouse or that you’re planning for your marriage to fail. In fact, a prenup can address financial challenges that might arise down the road and actually prevent you from ending up like that aunt and uncle of yours. 

If you’re getting closer to saying “I do,” call Triangle Smart Divorce to request a consultation with one of our Pinehurst prenuptial agreement lawyers and discover your next step toward peace of mind. 

Why Do I Need A Prenup?

A prenuptial agreement is a legal contract that is signed before you and your partner begin your marriage. It outlines how you want your assets to be managed and distributed in the event that you get divorced or one of you passes away. 

Even if you don’t create your own prenup, you’re essentially signing the state’s prenup when you sign your marriage certificate. By doing so, you’re agreeing to follow the laws of North Carolina should your marriage end. Unfortunately, these laws may not align with your preferences or what you deem fair, and there is nothing that can be done about it after the fact. 

When you create your own prenup, you can include provisions for…

  • Protecting your individual assets or small business,
  • Guarding yourself from your spouse’s debts,
  • Establishing clear financial expectations,
  • Establishing alimony/spousal support,
  • Protecting your inheritance,
  • And more.

Remember, a prenup doesn’t mean you don’t love your future spouse; it’s simply a way to get ahead of some of the financial aspects of marriage. Even if divorce never crosses your mind, a prenup can provide security and clarity for you and your partner. 

What Can I Put In My Prenup?

While every prenup is different because every couple is unique, under North Carolina law, you can include the following in your agreement…

  • 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,
  • And more.

Provisions for child custody arrangements, child support details, and daily spousal duties cannot be included in your prenup. 

How Our Pinehurst Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers Can Help

We know prenups get a bad rap, but don’t let a common misconception deter you from considering this important legal tool. A prenup can not only protect you and your partner’s interests but also provide the opportunity to have what can be a tough conversation now before it escalates to a bigger issue later on. 

If you are still unsure of whether or not you want to pursue a prenuptial agreement, allow our Pinehurst prenuptial agreement lawyers to explain the steps and address your concerns to put your mind at ease. We will make sure that your prenup is tailored specifically to your situation and that it will hold up in court if that time ever comes. 

Put A Stop To The Drama Before It Ever Begins!

We know you’re busy, so let us take this task off of your plate so you can focus on getting ready to head down the aisle! Our Pinehurst prenuptial agreement lawyers will do everything we can to ensure a smooth transition into this next chapter of your life. Call now to request a consultation.

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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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