While prenuptial agreements ultimately offer protections to both spouses in the event that they decide to end their marriage, people are finding that simply taking the opportunity to discuss these important financial matters with each other before they wed actually brings them closer. At Garretson & Holcomb, LLC, we believe that our clients deserve to have a thorough understanding of their options, whether their marriage is just beginning or coming to an end.
Planning For Multiple Scenarios
No couple who is planning to marry wants to deliberately think about the failure of their relationship. However, taking the time to meet with a skilled family law attorney before you walk down the aisle is a great way to have these important discussions about your financial goals and shared vision for the future. By thinking carefully about what you want as individuals and as a couple, you are planning for a variety of possibilities. No matter what the future holds, you can rest easier knowing that your best interests will be protected.
Guidance Throughout the Process
In order to put a valid prenuptial agreement in place, you and your spouse must be open and honest about your individual assets and debts that you are bringing to the marriage. You’ll make important decisions about how these assets and debts will be divided in the case that your marriage ends. Should your marriage terminate without a prenuptial agreement in place, you won’t have a clear map to follow, and a judge will likely step in to oversee the division of property and other assets. To maintain a greater sense of control over your future, it’s highly advised to create a prenuptial agreement long before any issues arise.
While Ohio does not require you to seek legal counsel to prepare a valid prenuptial agreement, it’s a solid idea to discuss your concerns with a knowledgeable attorney who can ensure that everything is in order. We are happy to help you use clear and precise language to prevent any disputes later on, and we’ll gladly review the document to ensure that—even if you never end up needing it—your premarital agreement safeguards your best interests, come what may.