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Pre & Postnuptial Agreements

In Florida, prenuptial, postnuptial and no-nuptial agreements are treated like any other binding contract. Prenuptial, postnuptial and no-nuptial agreements are often used to protect both parties and allow them to have a governing document that settles all issues that may arise in an effort to avoid any future contentious litigation. These agreements can address as much or as little as the parties wish them to address.

As an example, there could be an agreement that addresses what happens in case of a divorce, but is silent as to what happens in case of death, thereby giving the survivor all rights to which he or she might be entitled under Florida law. Sometimes, one of the parties is involved in their family business and the family is desirous of protecting the family business so that, in the event of a divorce, the business remains with the family. These agreements can be tailored to the specific needs of the parties involved. It's a new world. A no-nuptial agreement, also known as a cohabitation agreement, can be used for parties who may live together or share property, but wish to remain unmarried. No-nuptial agreements act to protect assets and debts acquired during cohabitation.

"Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage."
Zig Ziglar