Premarital Agreements and Prenuptial Agreements
Getting married is a big commitment, and is one that is intended to last for a lifetime. Prenuptial and premarital agreements can help to clarify a couple’s expectations for their marriage and to maintain individual ownership of assets. While some may view prenuptial or premarital agreements as unromantic or as planning for an eventual divorce, many couples who enter into these agreements remain happily married. Since prenuptial agreements often set out details about finances, couples who have prenuptial agreements are less likely to argue about money, which makes for a happier, less stressful marriage. The experienced Tucson Divorce Attorneys at can help you to determine whether a prenuptial or premarital agreement is right for you.
Reasons for Prenuptial Agreements
There are many reasons why couples enter into prenuptial agreements. Each relationship is unique, and some agreements may contain only a few items of importance while others may contain numerous provisions. Some of the reasons that you may want to enter into a premarital or prenuptial agreement include a desire to provide for children from a previous marriage, to protect your future spouse from debt, clarifying responsibilities during marriage, defining property division in the event of a divorce, and keeping finances separate. There may be other reasons, too, and those may be included in your prenuptial agreement as long as the terms of the agreement comply with §25-201 – §25-205 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. The skilled Tucson Divorce Attorneys can help you to create a prenuptial agreement that complies with the Arizona Uniform Premarital Agreement Act.
Enforcement of Prenuptial Agreements
If a couple decides to divorce, their divorce may proceed smoothly if they have a valid prenuptial agreement in place. If you are divorcing and you have a prenuptial agreement, the court is likely to enforce it upon your request, unless the other party can prove that the agreement is somehow invalid because of fraud, duress, unfairness, or some other reason why the agreement was not made in compliance with Arizona law.
Experienced Arizona Divorce Attorneys Serving Clients throughout Tucson
The skilled Arizona Divorce Attorneys at AZ Family Law Team, PLLC, understand that prenuptial agreements are valuable tools that couples can use to accomplish things like avoiding stressful discussions about money, limiting liability for debts, and estate planning. We provide comprehensive support to individuals who wish to create a prenuptial agreement, and we will work with you, your significant other, and their attorney to obtain an agreement that works for everyone. We are dedicated to serving our clients and as such, we are available via telephone twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, at (520) 448-4940. When you call the Tucson Divorce Attorneys at AZ Family Law Team, PLLC, you can trust that your matter is being handled exclusively by an experienced Arizona Divorce Lawyer who has earned an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau for providing excellent service to their clients.