Typically, I have prepared prenuptial agreements for couples who are about to embark on a second marriage or for couples, when marrying later in life, who have amassed significant assets. More recently, younger couples find themselves in the position of starting a married life but with each having amassed large amounts of assets (inheritances or vested stock). Thus, quite properly, they experience concerns about how to protect such assets in the event of a divorce.

A prenuptial agreement is nothing more than a declaration of how an engaged couple has agreed to handle their respective assets, in the event that a marriage is dissolved. Prenuptials can be indefinite or they can contain “self-destruct” clauses, meaning that all the assets become marital after a specified period of time.

In any event, it makes sense to consult an attorney to discuss whether a prenuptial agreement is appropriate, even if you have not achieved the age of 30.

The Washington Post address points that are in an article recently. You can find this link here.

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