Rubinstein & Holz | Family Law Attorneys

Prenuptial agreements can be an act of care to your spouse

Marriages, like many institutions, have changed significantly through the centuries. With each shift in emphasis and privilege, it has become more complex. Marriages today can be difficult to navigate and keep alive, but divorces have likewise become complex as rights and privileges have expanded and transformed to meet shifting societal norms.

These days, many marriages may begin as emotional and personal ventures, but they can quickly become like complex business relationships, especially when significant assets are involved. Similarly, when a divorce becomes the final destination for that relationship, those who have not planned for this possibility may find that some of the assets they hold most dear are suddenly up for division.

If you are concerned about protecting your assets, especially those which have been inherited, in the event of a divorce, you should consider utilizing a prenuptial agreement. Fortunately for those entering into marriage in this day and age, the negative stigma that has hung around prenup's has largely dissipated. Ultimately, a prenup can be a very practical act of love toward a future spouse.

If you are put off by this idea, try thinking of it this way — if someone you loved had a very cherished belonging, wouldn't it be a great gift of sacrificial love to tell them in writing that they are more important to you than the opportunity to own that property? When considered in this light, prenups can absolutely be a loving gesture, not only a mercenary one.

There are several other ways to protect your cherished property, and the specifics vary from state to state. If you are ready to create ideal protections for you and your partner, the assistance of an experienced attorney can help you craft the perfect document that speaks to your estate as well as your relationship.

Source: Rubinstein Holz & King PA, "High Asset Divorce," accessed Nov. 16, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Rubinstein & Holz | Family Law Attorneys

Rubinstein & Holz
1375 Jackson Street
Suite 304
Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Phone: 239-790-4314
Fax: 239-332-5078
Fort Myers Law Office Map