Only Trust a Divorce Attorney to Craft Your Prenuptial Agreement
Getting married is exciting, and doing paperwork is not. But no matter how much you have to your name, or if this is your first marriage or your fifth, you should always consider creating and signing a prenuptial agreement. Prenups, though often maligned, are really useful and important tools for ensuring that your family and your business are safe and secure, so you can focus on your relationship.
Another important thing to note is that you should only trust a Franklin divorce attorney when writing a prenuptial agreement, and not an online service or template you complete on your own.
It’s easy to make a mistake
Even though you might save money using an online service or template to create a prenuptial agreement, it’s very easy to make a critical mistake in doing so. It’s fair to say that you don’t know the law that governs how property can be separated when you file for divorce in Tennessee, which is why it’s best to work with a divorce attorney. An attorney follows the changes in the law and ensures that your needs are reflected accordingly in a prenuptial agreement. A mistake could render the prenuptial agreement void, or subject it to a challenge.
Do you understand the provisions of the prenup?
The enforceability of a do-it-yourself prenuptial agreement always comes into question. Saving money and rushing through the creation of this document can hurt you financially down the road if you wind up filing for divorce. When you get a lawyer involved, you will be able to truthfully answer the following questions:
- Did each spouse provide a correct and complete list of assets?
- Did each spouse understand every provision of the prenup?
- Did either spouse fail to provide important information?
The benefits of being represented by a lawyer
When both parties are represented by a lawyer in the creation of a prenuptial agreement, the courts are more likely to enforce it compared to creating one online or with the use of a DIY template. The reason for this is that the courts believe both parties entered into the agreement with full knowledge of the powers of the prenup and with an understanding of its provisions.
Are you considering modifying or rescinding a prenuptial agreement? This is also best done with the assistance of a Franklin divorce attorney. The stress involved in planning a wedding, or filing for divorce, can be lessened when working with an attorney. You will have a contact who can answer your questions via email or phone when they arise. There’s no support line available when crafting a prenuptial agreement online.
Did you recently get engaged in Tennessee? If so, it’s important that you speak with an experienced Franklin family law attorney prior to saying “I do.” The team at the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates can answer all your questions about prenuptial agreements and help you create one based on your needs. Call our office at 615-977-9370 or complete our contact form to schedule a consultation today. We serve clients in Brentwood, Franklin, and Columbia, TN.