A prenuptial agreement, or prenup, is a legal contract that couples enter into before getting married or entering into a civil union. It allows couples to select and control many of the legal rights they acquire upon marrying and what happens when their marriage ends. Prenuptial agreements supersede many default marital laws that would apply in the event of divorce.
Prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly popular as couples recognize the importance of protecting their assets and finances in the event of a divorce. They provide a sense of security and clarity, allowing couples to have open and honest discussions about their financial expectations and responsibilities. By establishing clear guidelines for the division of assets and debts, as well as spousal support, a prenuptial agreement can help alleviate potential conflicts and reduce the stress associated with divorce proceedings.
In this article, we will explore the definition and benefits of prenuptial agreements, as well as the process of creating one. We will also discuss the specific considerations and requirements for prenuptial agreements in Florida.