As the happy couple is preparing to say “I do,” thoughts of what will happen if things don’t work out usually don’t seem too important. The Arizona couple is in love; certainly, these feelings will last and the couple will live happily ever after. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In fact, many have discovered that they are eventually sitting in a family law attorney’s office discussing property division and other critical divorce topics.
In order to minimize the possibility of such a discussion being necessary, and to minimize the damage if it is, many have discovered that a prenuptial agreement is a useful tool. To begin with, a prenuptial agreement can be used as a tool to discuss important topics prior to walking down the aisle. Topics related to spending habits, business concerns, and spousal support should be discussed ahead of time. This discussion may head off potential problems later on.
Additionally, if divorce does become reality, the prenuptial agreement can be beneficial. Kristin Cavallari and her husband Jay Cutler recently announced their impending divorce. Reports indicate that the couple did negotiate a prenuptial agreement prior to their marriage. In fact, they apparently made reference to it on an episode of Cavallari’s show. Based upon Cavallari’s business interests and Cutler’s NFL retirement, this agreement may prove to be an essential part of their divorce negotiations.
Most Arizona marriages will not involve assets as extensive as Cavallari’s and Cutler’s. However, they are important to the individuals involved. A prenuptial agreement can be an important tool in preparing for marriage. Each individual’s family law attorney can offer guidance as to exactly what should be included.