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MARITAL/ NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS: ATTORNEY ASSISTING CLIENTS IN PROTECTING ASSETS

 

There are two types of nuptial agreements recognized in Florida: prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements.


        Prenuptial agreements are agreements entered into by the  parties preparing for marriage PRIOR to marriage vows and sets forth the rights and obligations of each party in the event of death or divorce, and in certain circumstances, rights and obligations during the marriage.

 

       Postnuptial agreements are similar to the prenuptial agreement in that it sets forth the rights and obligations of each party in the event of death or divorce, and in  certain situations during the marriage, but the key difference with a postnuptial agreement is that it is executed AFTER the marriage has already taken place. Parties can execute postnuptial agreements at any point after the marriage and may control only certain terms or all potential issues of a dissolution or death.

There are quite a few misconceptions regarding premarital and post-nuptial agreements. Here are some things to consider when potentially discussing entering into a pre-marital or post-nuptial agreement...

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Florida law has specific requirements for certain provisions of a nuptial agreement to be valid, but some goals that may be achieved: Complete financial disclosure by both parties...

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