Tampa Attorney For Prenuptial Agreements
It is a misconception that only the wealthy should have a prenuptial agreement. Especially with today’s economy and people getting married later in life or re-marrying at some point, your assets need to be protected for you and your children.
The North Tampa Legal Group, P.A. lawyers can help you construct terms of a prenuptial agreement to accomplish your goals. We also litigate these agreements when one side wishes to contest the agreement during a divorce. From our office in Tampa, we serve clients throughout Hillsborough County and the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. Call 813-295-7854 to schedule a consultation.
What A Prenuptial Agreement Can Do
Without a prenuptial agreement, or prenup, all assets you and your spouse accumulate during your marriage are marital property subject to Florida’s equitable distribution laws. While property you owned before your marriage is generally yours to keep, this isn’t always the case. There are a number of ways separate property can become marital property during the marriage. In addition, your spouse could claim an equitable share of a business or other asset that increases in value during your marriage.
By drafting a prenuptial agreement, you can protect:
- A business, house or other real estate
- Family assets
- Money and other assets
- Your earnings
- The financial interests of children from a prior marriage
You can also come to terms on the issue of alimony, whether it will be paid, to whom, by whom and for how long. Working out these issues with a prenuptial agreement will make it easier in the event of a divorce.