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When you are happily in love and charting out the course of your life together, the last thing that is likely to be on your mind is the prospect of getting a divorce. For this reason, many people are reluctant to bring up the idea of a prenuptial agreement with their partners, out of fear of being accused either of ‘jinxing’ the marriage or of having some underlying doubt about making a lifetime commitment. The fact is that seeking help from a family law attorney to draft this type of agreement has positive benefits for the couple, and can actually help start your marriage off on the right step.
Property division is a common area dealt with in prenuptial agreements. Section 31-15-7 of the Indiana Code, which dictates how property is to be divided in the event of a divorce, applies only to marital property, which is that which the couple accumulates after they are married. It does not apply to any pre marital property, which a prenuptial agreement will typically list.
Conducting an inventory of your current, individually owned assets is a good idea for any couple contemplating marriage. Potential benefits include:
Communication is the key to success in any relationship. A Time/Money report on the advantages of entering into a prenuptial agreement states that the process of sitting down together and thoughtfully discussing issues that commonly arise during a divorce can be a great tool in helping couples with the following:
To find out more about prenuptial agreements and how they might apply to your situation call or contact the Bellinger Law Office today. We can arrange a consultation in our Fort Wayne office with our experienced family law attorney, who can help answer your questions and address your concerns.
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