Prenuptial Agreements Attorney in Florida
Serving Clients in Broward County & the Greater Miami Area
Most couples don't get married with the expectation that they're going to end up in divorce court. But since Florida has one of the the highest divorce rates in the country, one would be wise to implement protective measures to protect their assets in the event of divorce.
At The Law Offices of Jonny Kousa, P.L., we can prepare a prenuptial agreement that is right for you and that will hold up in divorce court.
What Is a Prenuptial Agreement?
A prenuptial agreement – also called an ante-nuptial agreement or premarital agreement, and commonly referred to as a "prenup” – is a contract entered into before marriage between the soon-to-be spouses. The content of a prenuptial agreement can vary widely, but it commonly includes provisions for division of property and alimony in the event of divorce or separation. It may also include terms for the forfeiture of assets as a result of divorce on the grounds of adultery.
Prenuptial agreements are, at best, a partial solution to obviating some of the risks of marital property disputes in times of divorce. A prenuptial agreement is only valid if it is completed in writing, signed, and notarized before the marriage.
What Are The Requirements For a Valid Prenuptial Agreement in Florida?
There are four essential components to a valid prenuptial agreement:
- It must be in writing
- It must be notarized
- The agreement must be entered into voluntarily by both parties
- There must be a valid marriage that will be taking place
Why Hire a Coconut Creek Family Lawyer?
It can help to have a family law attorney helping you prepare your prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements prepared by Florida attorneys are often challenged in divorce court, let alone the prenuptial agreements that one would print off the internet.
At The Law Offices of Jonny Kousa, P.L., we use extreme diligence when preparing a prenuptial agreement. The last thing you need is a contract declared unenforceable by a divorce judge. Therefore, we go above and beyond the legal requirements of a valid prenuptial agreement to ensure that we provide you with peace of mind.
The execution of our prenuptial agreements is usually videotaped and conducted in the presence of two witnesses and, if the parties request, a court reporter. You probably spent your entire life building your wealth. You need a competent and knowledgeable Coconut Creek prenuptial agreement attorney to help you protect it. Attorney Jonny Kousa can put his knowledge and experience to work for you.
What Is a Postnuptial Agreement?
A postnuptial agreement is very similar to a prenuptial agreement except that it is written and executed after a couple gets married. A postnuptial agreement settles the couple's affairs and assets in the event of a separation or divorce. Like the content of a premarital agreement, it can vary widely, but it commonly includes provisions for division of property and spousal support in the event of divorce or death.