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Category Archives: postnuptial agreements

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Protecting Business Assets Before Marriage

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

While most people don’t enter into marriage expecting to get divorced, the reality is that this is the fate of almost 50 percent of marriages in the U.S. For this reason, couples who are on the verge of marriage are encouraged to take certain steps to protect their finances in the event of divorce,… Read More »

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Postnuptial Agreements

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In recent years, postnuptial agreements have become increasingly popular. These documents, unlike prenuptial agreements, are created after a couple enters into a marriage, although they do fulfill a similar function, in that they outline ownership of assets in instances of separation, divorce, or death. In fact, in many cases, postnuptial agreements also include provisions… Read More »

Premarital Agreements in the State of Florida – Do I Need One?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

What is a Premarital Agreement? In the state of Florida, a premarital agreement is defined as “an agreement between prospective spouses made in contemplation of marriage and to be effective upon marriage.” The purpose of a premarital agreement is to identify personal property held by each party, and make a determination about what will… Read More »

Modern Guidance for Prenuptial Agreements

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

For many, just bringing up the subject is a difficult, tense endeavor: how can you make sure you’re financially protected during marriage while not destroying the romantic sentiment between you and your partner? However, although it’s not always easy, it’s vitally important: for the sake of your finances, you need to draft an agreement… Read More »

Keeping Assets Protected During Marriage

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Credit.com recently published a story on how couples who want to avoid a pre- or postnuptial agreement can still protect their assets when it comes to financial preparation and marriage.  While prenuptial agreements are the safest way to ensure that you are financially protected, there are other ways to keep at least some of… Read More »

Prenuptial Agreements & Estate Planning

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Prenuptial agreements are more and more popular as people are getting married later in life and after they have accumulated assets and/or had previous families that they want to make sure they provide for, striking a balance between what is left to their spouse and what is left to their children. They have also… Read More »

Unique Prenuptial Agreement Considerations for Same-Sex Couples

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Pre- and/or post-nuptial agreements are often a necessary discussion topic for couples thinking of getting married—especially those that may be entering their second or subsequent marriage; who have accumulated substantial assets and/or established previous families that they will need to provide for. And now that same-sex couples have the right to marry, they, too,… Read More »

Can A Postnuptial Agreement Serve As An Alternative To Divorce?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Many people do not realize that you do not necessarily have to enter into an agreement prior to getting married (otherwise known as a prenuptial agreement). To be sure, you also have the option of entering into a postnuptial agreement once you are already married–even some years after you’ve been married. A Means to… Read More »

Important Considerations before a Second (Or Subsequent) Marriage

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Anyone who has been through a difficult divorce, particularly one that involved a contentious battle over property and assets without a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, will probably think twice before going down that same road. In spite of these discussions sometimes being difficult to have prior to a wedding, it is absolutely necessary to… Read More »

What Happens To Property Without A Prenuptial Agreement?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Many people believe that prenuptial agreements are only for wealthy individuals with many assets; however, these agreements not only protect marital property in the relationship between a married couple, but in your relationship with the state of Florida as well. In other words, without a prenuptial agreement in place, state laws determine what happens… Read More »

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