Many people fear that discussing these matters, or even bringing up the word “prenuptial agreement,” will cause turmoil in their relationship. Often times, just the opposite is true. One of the main irreconcilable differences leading to divorce is finances. Talking to your spouse ahead of time regarding finances, property, and marital asset management can avoid a lot of these disagreements.
A prenuptial agreement (also known as a prenup) is a written contract created by two people before they are married. A prenup typically lists all of the property each person owns (as well as any debts) and specifies what each person’s property rights will be after the marriage.
Below are some reasons why you may need a prenup:
- Pass separate property to children from prior marriages
- Clarify financial rights
- Avoid arguments in case of divorce
- Get protection from debts
At DAL Law Firm, we work with you to ensure that we understand your concerns and that those concerns are addressed with the appropriate agreement. We provide comprehensive counsel to individuals and couples throughout Washington State and would be pleased to represent you. We can answer any questions you may have about a relationship agreement and how it can serve your interests.