Understanding When A Prenup Is Needed

One of the most common questions people ask about prenuptial agreements is if they and their future spouse actually need one. In some cases, such as young couples without a great deal of assets, a prenuptial agreement may not accomplish much.

At Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC, in Charlotte, our lawyers have handled thousands of divorces in North Carolina throughout their careers. We can help you effectively evaluate your options to determine if a prenup is a good fit for your marriage.

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Prenups Can Protect Crucial Assets

Anyone with a great deal of assets should consider a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement can classify certain assets as nonmarital, protecting them during the property division process. Some common situations where a prenup is useful include if you:

  • Are getting remarried and have children from another marriage: A prenup will protect assets for your children in the event of another divorce.
  • Own a business: If you are the sole owner or the partner in a business, it would be wise to shield it from a divorce through a prenup. A lengthy dispute could affect the company's ability to earn a profit.
  • Bought the house that you and your spouse will live in: Disputes over the marital home can become quite heated during the financial division process. If you want to retain the home, you can include that in a prenup.
  • Have significant retirement assets: Classifying your retirement assets as nonmarital property will leave you better positioned for the future.
  • Do not want to be responsible for your spouse's debts: You could potentially be on the hook for a part of your spouse's debts, such as credit card debt, during a divorce.

We Can Guide You Through The Process

Thinking about a prenuptial agreement now can save you a great deal of time and money in the future. To learn more, schedule a consultation with an attorney at Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC, in Charlotte today. Call our office or complete the online form.