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Greensboro Prenuptial Lawyer and Family Law SpecialistIn preparing for marriage, wise individuals and couples take time to think carefully about what marriage will mean in practical terms and how to prepare for it. For many couples, discussing the terms of a prenuptial agreement can be a meaningful exercise that can clarify expectations in terms of financial matters.A Prenuptial Agreement Sets Forth Expectations in WritingAlthough no engaged person wants to contemplate the possibility of divorce at a happy time before a wedding, thoughtful people realize that in our culture, divorce is common. It can be foolish to ignore the possibility that a marriage could run onto rocky ground at some point.Think of a Prenuptial Agreement as an Insurance PolicyA prenuptial agreement is something like an insurance policy that lays out clearly how property and income would be divided in the event of a divorce down the road. Individuals who have been married previously, who have children from a previous relationship, who have extensive asset portfolios or who plan to start a business are all examples of likely candidates for prenuptial agreements. In case of a divorce, a prenuptial agreement can save couples many thousands of dollars in legal fees as well as aggravation and contention.A Prenuptial Agreement is a Custom Made Marriage ContractAnother way to think of a prenup is as a private, custom-designed contract. A prenup can spell out who will be in control of which assets both during a marriage and in the event of a separation someday. Some couples include agreements about religious education of future children and other specific expectations they will take with them into marriage.A Premarital Agreement is One of the Most Valuable Investments You Can Make“If you really love someone then you don’t need a premarital agreement because that shows a lack of faith in the marriage”. You’ve probably heard this argument from your friends or future spouse. The reality is that nearly half of marriages end in divorce. There is a light-hearted saying that marriage is the leading cause of divorce, but there is a lot of truth in that statement. Nobody gets married planning to get divorced, yet it happens to nearly 50% of all couples. A premarital agreement benefits both parties because it puts you and your spouse in control instead of lawyers and courts. A contested divorce action will cause both of you thousands of dollars, and the decision not to get a premarital agreement is one you both are likely to seriously regret if the marriage ends. A premarital agreement takes many potential conflicts off of the table and it’s done without the limitations and costs of litigation or negotiating a separation agreement when emotions are high and feelings often hurt.I am a firm believer in the value of premarital agreements and believe that they are the single most underused option in family law matters.The Spagnola Law Firm Serves All Guilford County And Surrounding Communities· Prenuptial Agreements · Hire a Legal SpecialistI am Samuel S. Spagnola, Board Certified as a Specialist in family law by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization. I welcome the opportunity to advise you on premarital agreements.Call The Spagnola Law Firm today or inquire online to schedule a consultation with a lawyer.