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Helping You Navigate Divorce

Jacksonville Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys

Protect Your Best Interests in Marriage with a Prenup

While very few people enter a marriage with the presumption that it will end in dissolution, it is also true that over half of marriages end in divorce. What's important to keep in mind is that once you are married, with very few exceptions, your assets become community property.

For this reason, the state of Florida recognizes prenuptial agreements as a way of protecting individual assets in the event that the marriage fails. At Owenby Law, P.A., our Jacksonville prenuptial lawyers can help you prepare an agreement that fits your specific needs.

Learn more about your prenup options during a free initial consultation. Call us at (904) 770-3141!

Should I Get a Prenup?

Although some spouses may be offended by the thought of being asked to sign a prenuptial agreement, it is important for couples to recognize the practical benefits of it.

A prenuptial agreement ensures that you and your soon-to-be spouse are on the same page. This can actually help strengthen the bond between you two; the idea that a prenup wrecks a marriage is simply a popular misconception.

In addition, a prenuptial agreement accomplishes security for interested third parties.

Whether you are married or about to be married, Owenby Law, P.A. can prepare documentation that keeps your assets and business interests under your sole control.

The Benefits of Prenuptial Agreements

Here are a few reasons why you should consider a prenuptial agreement:

  • It ensures that each spouse’s assets will remain intact;
  • It protects the security of children from previous marriages;
  • It ensures the continuity of business operations after a divorce;
  • It defines what assets are marital or community property;
  • It can clarify any special arrangements between the couple; and
  • It can establish ground rules for deciding future matters.

How to Ensure Your Prenuptial Agreement Is Enforceable

Florida adopted the Uniform Prenuptial Agreement Act (UPAA) in 2007, which laid out several rules regarding the legality of prenuptial agreements.

Essentially, the UPAA helps courts determine whether or not a prenup is enforceable. The first of these rules is that the contract must be put down in writing and signed by both spouses in order to be enforceable. The contract would then go into effect once the couple gets married.

According to the UPAA, a prenuptial agreement would not be enforceable if:

  • One spouse did not sign the prenuptial agreement voluntarily;
  • The contract was signed due to duress, fraud, or coercion; or
  • The agreement was unconscionable when it was signed.

Find Out How Owenby Law, P.A. Can Help – Call Now for a Free Review!

With more than 18 years of experience in family law, our firm understands how awkward a discussion about prenuptial agreements can be with a fiancé or spouse. A contingency plan for a divorce can be a delicate subject for any couple. If necessary, we can discuss the need for a prenuptial agreement with you before you bring it up to your fiancé. Knowing the facts can help you prevent an awkward or stressful conversation.

If you are in need of advice, please contact our firm online for a free initial case evaluation.

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