Preparing a premarital agreement is more common today
than ever before. Older Americans especially find them
useful when entering into another marriage. Upon death, it
is mandatory in most states that at least half your assets
be given to the surviving spouse - unless there is a
premarital agreement. Your children can be guaranteed the
vast majority of your estate if that's what you wish.
is a Premarital Agreement? Is it for me?
A premarital agreement is sometimes called a prenuptial
or antenuptial agreement. It is a document prepared by a
person before they marry which spells out their intentions
regarding their assets if they should divorce or pass
away. A premarital agreement can be used in conjunction
with a Last Will & Testament or other form of estate
Premarital agreements are valid in all states, but with
some restrictions. For example, it cannot be prepared
making binding provisions about child support or alimony
if the couple should divorce. Many states feel including
provisions such as these tends to promote or encourage
divorce, plus the fact that they would not be in the best
interest of the child or spouse.
This kit discusses in further detail what a premarital
agreement is and when it can and cannot be used. It also
includes three different premarital agreement forms. Full
instructions are included to aid in filling out the forms.
Complete Kit: Forms & instructions with optional
3.5 inch software disk