Fort Lauderdale Prenuptial Agreement Attorney
Prenuptial agreements allow couples who are planning for marriage to make provisions to protect their assets and the financial stability of their family if and when the marriage should end. These contracts are strictly construed and limited by legislation, making it critical that both parties have an experienced attorney guiding them through the process.
Brydger & Porras, LLP, is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, family law firm that is dedicated to helping clients plan for the future. Its experienced board-certified marital and family law attorneys bring more than five decades of experience to each and every case they handle.
The Benefits And Limits Of Premarital Agreements
Prenuptial agreements can be beneficial for any couple who wants to clearly document non-marital property or ensure their assets are protected. Most commonly, they are used when one person has significant assets or income, owns a business or owns other complex assets which will generate revenue in the future. These couples can make arrangements regarding property division and alimony, giving both a clear understanding of their rights upon divorce.
For other couples, premarital agreements allow for protection during a second marriage, particularly when the couple is older and both are financially established. These contracts can not only protect the spouses, but ensure that their children from a previous marriage are financially protected as well.
Florida’s Uniform Premarital Agreement Act sets forth a variety of different regulations, which address the validity and enforceability of prenuptial agreements. Attorneys Gordon Brydger and Carin Porras counsel clients on the disclosure requirements and procedural rules which can make an agreement enforceable. They will also work with clients to understand what provisions can be included, such as how personal property will be divided in the event of a divorce, and which provisions may not, including advance arrangements involving child custody or parenting time.