Are you thinking about getting married soon? Maybe you’re already engaged and you’re just waiting for your big day. In either case, there is something that you might want to consider before you say your “I Do”, especially if you already have a lot of assets and/or income. Although premarital, or prenuptial, agreements are often a taboo subject, they can actually make things a lot easier down the road.
No one ever gets married with the thought that his or her relationship may someday come to a premature end. However, about half of all marriages end in divorce, which means it could happen to you. The great thing about a premarital or prenuptial agreement is that a couple can personalize it to their exact specifications.
A premarital agreement can include several important aspects, but some of the most common ones are property division, spousal support obligations, child custody, life insurance policies and retirement and education funds. Of course, these are just a few of the items that can be included in a premarital agreement, but there are many others.
If you are considering a premarital agreement or want to learn more about them you can contact Ronald Johnston Family Law, divorce attorneys in Portland OR who can help you with all your family law needs, including premarital agreements. Click here to learn more.