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What Cannot Be Included in a Postnuptial Agreement?

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Understanding Postnuptial Agreements

The purpose of a postnuptial agreement is to assist married couples with the division of their assets and property should they decide to divorce. Many couples who have substantial assets desire to have a postnuptial agreement. However, they can also protect a family business or map out financial responsibilities during the marriage. If you and your spouse are interested in drafting a postnuptial agreement, it’s crucial to know what to expect. Read on to learn more about what cannot be included in a postnuptial agreement.

Postnuptial Agreement Rules in Florida

In Florida, postnuptial agreements cannot include provisions for child custody and child support in the event of a divorce. The reason why these provisions cannot be included is to protect the best interests of the child and the child’s rights. The amount of child support a parent must pay is a child’s right, so this means that parents cannot choose the amount of child support they would like to pay.

How Do You Know if a Postnuptial Agreement is Right for You?

If you are considering a postnuptial agreement, you’ll have a lot of questions. When it comes to making an informed decision on whether or not a postnuptial agreement is suitable for you, it’s critical to speak with an experienced family law attorney. Having the correct answers and guidance can help steer you in the right direction.

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Need Help With Your Postnuptial Agreement? Contact Us Today.

Ensuring your postnuptial agreement is appropriately constructed is critical in protecting your future. That’s why having an experienced attorney to help you craft your postnuptial agreement can make all the difference should it need to be executed in the future.

If you and your spouse are ready to get started with a postnuptial agreement, we are prepared to help. Our experienced Jacksonville estate planning attorneys will guide you through the process and ensure your rights are protected.

Contact Owenby Law, P.A. today at (904) 770-3141 to schedule a free initial consultation with our team.