Preparing for a wedding or a divorce can both be emotional times. When emotions are running high, it is easy to make decisions that have not been fully thought out. In order to avoid problems caused by emotional decision-making, some Arizona residents find that working with a family law attorney to create a prenuptial agreement can assist them in working through important details prior to the wedding and then being prepared just in case things don’t work out later on.
As couples wait to walk down the aisle, it is likely that each individual has already financially established him or herself. In many cases, one or both individuals has established investment accounts and acquired assets such as a home or other property. Additionally, it is possible that one or both individuals also have debt that will be brought into the marriage. The prenuptial agreement offers each individual an avenue to discuss both assets and liabilities and with individual philosophies regarding these issues.
Prior to the wedding, the happy couple is working under the assumption that their marriage will be a long and happy one. Unfortunately, this is not always true. However, with a prenuptial agreement in place, the agreement will be the driving force in any subsequent asset distribution rather than emotions.
A wedding is a joyous occasion for the Arizona couple. It is also a time to be certain that each individual’s best interests are taken into consideration. By working with experienced family law attorneys each individual can be certain that they have adequately prepared for future possibilities while establishing their new life together.