The Lions' Den drafts prenuptial agreements that will protect your assets. Nobody get married with the plans of divorcing, but yet it is still prevalent in our society. In 2016 ( CDC,2016), more than 2,245,404 people got married and 827,261 got divorced. 42% of first marriages end, 60% of second marriages and 73% of third marriages end in divorce. While many people do get divorced, not enough sign a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage or a postnuptial agreement during marriage. Florida Statute 61.079 defines a prenuptial agreement as an agreement between prospective spouses made in contemplation of marriage to be effective upon marriage. Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements are the only options you have to protect your assets when marrying your partner. It is imperative that you get a consultation in order to best protect your rights, property and assets. Most people are comfortable sharing their property when they are happily married but feel vastly different when getting a divorce. We will help you retain your valuable assets that you may have worked extremely hard for or may have been given to you by your family.
Our prenuptual agreement will protect:
Your rights and obligations to your and your partner's property.
Your right to control, buy or sell a property.
How a property will be allocated upon divorce.
Your right or loss of spousal support.
The coordination of a will or trust with your prenuptual agreement.
Rights to life insurance policies.
While a prenup will protect your assets, a prenup or a postnup can help streamline the divorce process and potentially save months or years debating ownership of assets, it can potentially save in attorney fees throughout the divorce process, potentially it can reduce the costs for mediation, depositions and many other costs associated with the divorce process.
Protect Your Assets
A prenup is your best option to retain your assets after a marriage and divorce. In a prenup, you may request a waiver of alimony and Florida courts often will enforce it. Florida Statute 61.08 governs alimony. There are four types of alimony. In our experiences, our clients hate being forced to pay alimony because they are supporting someone they are no longer are in a relationship with. In addition, the legal standard is that someone pays alimony for as long as the marriage lasted. If a marriage is longer than 17 years, one may have to pay alimony for the rest of the life of their ex-spouses.
Educate and Plan
You may have the best prenup document, but if your actions and accounts are not set up properly, then you may lose incredible amounts of money. We will teach you how to set up your finances so that you protect and keep the money you want to keep and that the partners share the money they want to share.