Prenuptial Agreements in Missouri
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Entering into a marriage is a serious commitment and the stress of the
big day can often distract from important issues, such as drawing up a
prenuptial agreement. A prenup agreement is a way to protect your assets
and determine the rights of both you and your spouse, should divorce occur.
A prenuptial agreement can prevent messy legal battles later down the line.
Because there are many small details that go into the creation of a successful
prenuptial agreement, it is best to have someone on your side who can
help secure your future rights. A
St. Louis family lawyer from Hogan Law Group, L.L.C. can provide extensive legal counsel in a
personal and effective manner.
Why Obtain a Prenuptial Agreement?
If your marriage ends in divorce, the last thing you want to be dealing
with is the division of your property and assets. By drawing up a prenuptial
agreement well before your wedding, the details you may need years down
the line will already be settled.
Prenuptial agreements are common among those who have previously gone through
a difficult divorce or have a sizeable portion of assets. Regardless of
your circumstances, it is in your best interest to divide your property,
rather than letting the court do it for you.
What is covered in a prenuptial agreement?
A prenuptial agreement covers a wide variety of important asset-related concerns.
Your prenuptial agreement can include:
- Whether or not spousal support will be provided
- The division of life insurance
- Determining the payment of premarital debts
- Medical care and disability insurance, should the need arise
- Provisions for your children from a previous marriage
In the state of Missouri, future child custody cannot be included in a
prenuptial agreement. If and when the time comes to decide upon this,
the decision will be made based on the child's best interests at that time.
Contact Our Firm for Legal Counsel
Our firm can provide you with experienced guidance, giving you the peace
of mind that your assets are protected, no matter what. For a prenuptial
agreement to be considered enforceable in Missouri, there are important
requirements that must be met. A St. Louis family lawyer from our firm
can ensure that those requirements are met and a valid prenuptial agreement
Call on our firm before your big day arrives.