Explore The Value Of Prenuptial Agreements In Georgia
Prenuptial agreements are vastly misunderstood. Once associated with only the uber-wealthy, they are now used by people from all walks of life to protect their interests in the event of a separation, divorce or a spouse’s death. Whether you are a young entrepreneur with a business or you are concerned about protecting an inheritance for your children from a prior marriage, a prenuptial agreement can help.
At Baskin & Baskin, P.C., attorney Carol Baskin has been offering trusted legal solutions for northern Georgia families since 1976. She takes a compassionate approach to all your family law concerns, including prenuptial agreements.
What Does A Prenuptial Agreement Do?
Prenups are not “plans to fail.” Instead, they are designed to make what happens when a marriage ends more predictable.
Prenuptial agreements are primarily used to carve out exceptions to the rules regarding the division of marital property. They can:
- Establish certain assets as one spouse’s separate property
- Dictate how a family business will be divided
- Determine how the family home will be handled
- Establish the amount and duration of alimony (spousal support)
Ultimately, prenups allow for a more certain future, even if the unexpected happens. Both parties can benefit from the peace of mind they gain from a prenuptial agreement, knowing that there will be no surprises that could turn the situation unnecessarily hostile.
How Can An Attorney Help You Craft A Prenup That Will Be Upheld?
A prenup is useless unless it meets all the right legal requirements. At Baskin & Baskin, P.C., attorney Carol Baskin can help design a customized prenuptial agreement that is focused on your goals. Having legal guidance is important so that you can avoid pitfalls that may make the agreement unenforceable, such as:
- The failure to fully disclose all your assets and liabilities
- The inclusion of unconscionable or grossly unfair terms
- The inclusion of illegal terms, such as those involving child custody
It is also critically important to make sure that both parties have sufficient time to review the prenuptial contract before they sign it. That can help eliminate challenges in the future.
Get Dedicated Support For Your Prenuptial Agreement
When you are about to get married, it is easy to forget the potential for future problems. A prenuptial agreement ultimately protects both parties in the event of a separation, divorce or death.
From her Marietta office just two blocks from the Cobb County courthouse, attorney Carol Baskin has been the guiding force at Baskin & Baskin, P.C., for more than four decades. When you want a caring, attentive lawyer who can understand all the nuances of your situation, call her at 770-679-3568 or fill out the online form to schedule a free consultation.