View Our Practice Areas

Should you consider a prenuptial agreement?

No one gets married thinking that it will ultimately end in divorce. For this reason, many Utah couples fail to think about how to protect their interests in case this happens. It may not seem romantic, but it can be advantageous to consider the benefits of drafting a prenuptial agreement. 

A prenuptial agreement is not something that only the rich and famous need. Anyone, no matter his or her income level, could benefit from the protections provided with this legal document. If you are planning to marry in the near future, what do you have to lose from taking steps to protect your future financial interests?

What are the benefits of a prenuptial agreement?

In its most basic form, a prenuptial agreement outlines how marital property will be divided in the event of a divorce. However, these documents can actually be quite specific, allowing you to maintain a certain element of control and helping you avoid litigation in the event that the marriage ends. If you are on the fence about the necessity of a prenuptial agreement, consider the following benefits:

  • This document can protect the inheritance rights of your children, which is particularly important if it is not your first marriage.
  • A prenuptial agreement can ensure that one spouse does not walk away from the marriage with an unfair portion of marital debt.
  • This can allow you to protect your interests in a small business or professional practice.
  • This agreement can allow you to protect your future financial interests if you do not work during the marriage or after your children are born.
  • These agreements can address issues such as spousal support and other issues unique to individuals who support children from previous marriages.

Prenuptial agreements are popular among people who have significant wealth or other valuable assets. However, it can be a practical choice for people who simply want to protect their interests or ensure that they can avoid litigation in the event that a marriage ends.

A happy financial future

It is not easy to think about needing a prenuptial agreement before you even get married, but it can lead to beneficial discussions about things such as financial responsibilities, mindsets on money and more. In fact, it can also provide you peace of mind knowing that your interests are secure.

If you are unsure if you could benefit from a prenuptial agreement, you may find it useful to seek a complete explanation of your rights and the legal protections available to you.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Testimonials

  • I can’t speak highly enough of Kris and his team. I was always kept informed and educated on my options and potential outcomes. Kris was so professional and helped me feel at ease through a very difficult and emotional process. His expertise is second to none and you truly feel as though you’re in the best hands. Thanks for everything Kris, I consider you a great friend!Read more...

    — Tyler H.
  • Rand Lunceford was my attorney and he did a great job for me. Was always very quick to return phone calls and texts. Gave me court reminders the day before. And did a great job. when it was all said and done I was extremely impressed with Mr. Lunceford and their firm. Read more...

    — Brittany U.
  • Brian attended mediation with us today and he was a rockstar. He was very knowledgeable and thorough. I don't know what we would have done without his well-informed counsel and the way he stood up for us. He maintained a calm and authoritative demeanor, even in the presence of the 4 other attorneys on the other "sides". We will be recommending him to anyone who needs a family law attorney, and we'll be choosing him if we ever need one again! Read more...

    — Tawny A.

Speak with an experienced lawyer.

If you need help with a divorce, family law issue, DUI or criminal defense, complex civil litigation, or real estate matter, we are here for you. To schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated attorneys call us at (801) 475-8800.

Email Us For A Response

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Ogden Office
195 25th Street
Suite 304
Ogden, UT 84401

Phone: 801-475-8800
Fax: 801-475-9800
Map to Ogden Office

Park City Office
136 Heber Avenue
Suite 205
Park City, UT 84060

Phone: 435-655-3680
Map to Park City Office

Lehi Office
3450 N. Triumph Blvd.
Suite 102-161
Lehi, UT 84043

Phone: 801-753-5650
Map to Lehi Office

Salt Lake City Office
299 South Main
Suite 1300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: 801-317-8968
Phone: 801-534-4410
Map to Salt Lake City Office