A prenuptial agreement is a valuable tool that clarifies the rights and obligations of each party in the event of a divorce and in some cases, death of either party. Common situations in which a prenuptial agreement can have numerous benefits include the following:
- Second marriages: A prenuptial agreement can direct that children from a previous marriage receive a share of an individual's estate.
- Marrying later in life: For those marrying later in life, a prenuptial agreement can protect the assets accumulated prior to marriage.
- Family business: A prenuptial agreement can protect the assets of a family business or closely held corporation.
- Any marriage: A prenuptial agreement can protect the assets that either party has accumulated prior to the marriage.
Prenuptial agreements are governed by statute in Connecticut. Properly drafted prenuptial agreements will be upheld by the Connecticut courts; improperly drafted agreements may not be enforceable in court and could result in costly litigation. Our attorneys creatively handle a wide array of prenuptial agreements, including highly complex prenuptial agreements for high net worth individuals.
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