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Putting together a prenuptial agreement

When two people prepare to get married, they may have a myriad of considerations, from wedding planning and their honeymoon to how marriage will change certain aspects of their lives. At Johnson & Johnson, we recognize that some couples wisely choose to protect themselves prior to tying the knot by signing a prenuptial agreement. In Belleville, and all over Illinois, it is critical for you to draft a prenup properly before signing and make sure that your interests are protected.

When it comes to prenups, there are many elements that you may want to include in your contract if you plan to get married. For example, you may want to consider who will be responsible for current debt, whether or not one party will have exclusive access to certain assets, which person will be responsible for filing taxes as well as matters related to children and inheritance. By laying out how assets and responsibilities will be managed beforehand, you and your future spouse may be able to avoid time-consuming, emotionally draining complications that wreak havoc later on.

Unfortunately, prenups sometimes have a stigma in certain social circles and people think that couples who are truly in love do not need to sign one. However, couples who are genuinely open with each other should have no problem discussing financial issues. Before you sign a prenuptial agreement, it is crucial to ensure that the contract is enforceable and fair and you should also understand every term.

If you head over to our prenuptial agreements page, you can access more material related to drafting a prenup.

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