Getting Married Internationally? Have You Considered a Prenuptial Agreement?
Getting married is a big deal in every country, and in every culture. It’s a coming together of not only two people who’re in love with each other, but also of two families and also their friends. Weddings are planned, dresses are decided upon. It’s a beautiful affair to remember. When you’re marrying someone, it’s a bit of a difficult adjustment as is.
Bukh Global understands that when something is meant to be, it will happen. However, we think that getting a prenuptial agreement signed before marriage saves you from lots of troubles later.
What are Prenuptial Agreements?
Prenuptial agreements are also known as binding financial agreements. For two independent people getting married, it helps to set certain boundaries. These agreements include what happens concerning assets like money and property, in case of divorce, infidelity and any other occurrence in the marriage. The content can vary widely, but the baseline is the same. It gives you an agreement that you can adhere to in case the marriage breaks up.
Prenuptial Agreement Laws in Different US States
Before entering into a marriage with someone new, many people want to protect themselves from financial ruin in the event that the marriage goes south. In the United States, there are varying laws dictating what prenuptial agreements can consist of, with each state treating this issue differently. In places like Florida and California, for instance, you will find that the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (UPAA) has confirmed the validity of prenuptial agreements and they will be enforced as written in those places.
Even in states that have not adopted the UPAA, the validity of premarital agreements still stands and is enforceable in court.
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In New York, for instance, prenuptial agreements are treated with the same validity as any other signed contract, meaning that they are just as valid as your house title or business contracts. In order to protect yourself before marriage, a prenuptial agreement is almost the standard in the United States.
We are ready to help wherever you are!
This is where we can be proved to be your reliable legal advisor. At Bukh Global Partners, our international family law panel has some of the most skilled and experienced lawyers. We can help you make a prenuptial agreement that suits both you and your future spouse. It is necessary to make sure your marriage as well as your financial position as a couple and as individuals stays strong.
You may think that you don’t need a prenuptial agreement, and you might be right; but it wouldn’t do any harm to come consult one of our attorneys and see what they have to say. Remember, marriage is a big step towards your further life, and we can help to make sure you have even footing.