Columbus Prenuptial Agreement Attorney
Protect Your Future with a Prenuptial Agreement
No matter how much you love someone, there is no guarantee your marriage will last a lifetime. With all the stresses of life, family and financial obligations, and the daily pressures of work, it is easy to lose sight of what is important. Marriage is a commitment you should take seriously. If you are getting married, you should take the necessary steps to protect your future.
Attorney Nina P. Scopetti, Esq., helps individuals and couples plan for the future with a prenuptial agreement. She has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of family law and litigation and is committed to providing her clients with quality legal representation. If you are considering a prenuptial agreement, contact the firm for a consultation.
What Is a Prenuptial Agreement?
A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into by two parties, in contemplation of marriage. It outlines the property rights of each party and the distribution of property in the event the parties do not marry or if the marriage ends in divorce.
Why Do People Get Prenuptial Agreements?
Although they are often misunderstood, prenuptial agreements are actually quite common. While they are generally used to outline property rights in the event of a divorce, they can be used for a number of other purposes as well. Some common reasons people seek prenuptial agreements include:
- Protecting separate property, such as property acquired before the marriage or inherited during the marriage
- Protecting separate debts, such as credit card debt or personal loans
- Outlining how assets and debts will be divided in the event of a divorce
- Protecting a spouse's income from the financial obligations of the marriage
- Protecting a spouse's future social security benefits
- Protecting the spouse's pension benefits
These are just a few examples. A prenuptial agreement can outline any property rights a couple would like to address. This is why prenuptial agreements are so important. Without one, your property will be divided according to Ohio law, which may not necessarily be in your best interests.
The Importance of a Prenuptial Agreement
The purpose of a prenuptial agreement is to outline the property rights of each party and the distribution of property in the event the parties do not marry or if the marriage ends in divorce. While this may sound cutthroat, it is actually a very practical and necessary tool. Without a prenuptial agreement, your property will be divided according to Ohio law, which may not necessarily be in your best interests.
In Ohio, the law requires that property be divided equally in a divorce. However, this does not necessarily mean what is best for you. For example, if you have been married for a long time and acquired a lot of property during the marriage, it is likely that the property will be divided equally. The same is true for debts, such as credit card debt and personal loans. If you have a lot of debt, it is likely the debt will be divided equally as well.
While this may sound fair, it is not necessarily what is best for you. For example, if you have a lot of property, it may not be in your best interest to leave it all behind in a divorce. Likewise, if you have a lot of debt, you may not want to be responsible for the entire amount. A prenuptial agreement allows you to decide what happens to your property and what your financial obligations will be in the event of a divorce. It is your decision.
Contact Our Firm Today
Prenuptial agreements are an important way to protect your property and financial interests. If you are considering a prenuptial agreement, contact the firm for a consultation. Attorney Nina P. Scopetti has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of family law and litigation and is committed to providing her clients with quality legal representation.
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