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Possible benefits of postnuptial agreements

On Behalf of | Mar 11, 2022 | Family Law |

Upon entering a marriage, many couples in Georgia and elsewhere might not feel the need to take steps to prepare for what might happen if things do not work out as planned. However, it could be impossible to predict the future and as divorce may be a possibility, taking steps to protect one’s interests might be imperative. One potential option to help achieve this goal could pertain to postnuptial agreements and knowing the possible benefits of such an arrangement may help place a person in a better position to make informed choices about the future.

Possible benefits

According to experts, one possible benefit of drafting and implementing a postnuptial agreement is that a similar arrangement may provide a couple with more control over what happens if things do not work out as intended. Some topics this agreement might cover could range anywhere from property division to spousal support. Couples could also include terms for parenting plan options and discussing similar topics during marriage might not be as stressful as during an emotional process such as divorce.

While dividing retirement assets in divorce can be somewhat complex, a postnuptial agreement could reduce stress and help depict how to approach similar issues. Experts indicate that similar arrangements could also help provide protection in scenarios in which a business is involved. Postnuptial agreements can help provide protection to all parties involved and may even help reduce stress by promoting fairness and positivity.

Guidance on one’s options

While postnuptial agreements could help provide various potential benefits, most individuals might not know how to tell if a similar arrangement might be a viable option. Individuals in Georgia who have questions about their options and the possible advantages or disadvantages involved could choose to seek legal counsel for insight in addressing the situation. An attorney can work toward addressing all a client’s concerns and provide insight in preparing to make informed choices about his or her options.

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