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Very few people enter a marriage with the presumption that it will end in dissolution. Still with over half of all marriages ending in divorce, it would seem that individuals are not always accurate prognosticators of their marital futures. What's important to keep in mind is that once you are married, with very few exceptions, your assets become the community property of the marriage. For this reason, the State of Florida recognizes prenuptial and postnuptial agreements as a way of protecting individual assets in the event that the marriage fails. Duval County family law attorney Joy N. Owenby, Esquire is able to prepare both prenuptial agreements before a marriage or postnuptial agreements after the wedding.
The Benefits of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Contracts
Although there are some cases where a husband or wife may take offense to being asked to sign an addendum to the marriage contract, many couples recognize the practical benefits to it. Oftentimes, one or both spouses already have children when they marry. While they feel strongly that marriage is the right move, they are hesitant to risk the security that they've built for their children. A prenuptial agreement ensures that each spouse's assets remain intact. In other cases, there are business interests to protect. A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement may be insisted upon by business partners to ensure the continuity of operations in the event that the marriage fails. What a prenuptial agreement accomplishes in these cases is security for interested third parties. Whether you are married or about to be married, Attorney Joy Owenby can prepare documentation that keeps your assets and business interests under your sole control.
Professional and Experienced Family Law Attorney in Jacksonville, FL
With ten years of experience in family law, Joy Owenby understands how awkward a discussion about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can be with a fiance or a spouse. A contingency plan for a divorce can be a delicate subject for any couple. If necessary, attorney Owenby can discuss the need for a prenuptial agreement with you before you bring it up to your fiance. Knowing the facts can perhaps prevent an awkward conversation or help you avoid it all together.
If you are in need of advice involving a family law matter, you need to speak to a lawyer that you can trust—a lawyer like Joy Owenby, Esquire.
Joy N. Owenby serves clients who need representation in all family legal matters in Jacksonville, Duval County, Clay County, Nassau County, Saint Johns County, Orange Park, St Augustine, Middleburg, and all areas of northeast Florida.