Establishing Premarital Agreements
Marriages take work. Each marriage is a partnership between two people who must work hard to support each other through good times and bad. While premarital or prenuptial agreements may not be romantic, they do allow you to talk about this partnership before the wedding day and help you to make sure that your plans are based on honest communication — not just empty assumptions.
Durham-based attorney Martha New Milam often represents individuals in North Carolina who are in need of premarital agreements. By helping you proactively create a premarital agreement, Ms. Milam may be able to save you a great deal of heartache and litigation expenses if the marriage ultimately fails.
Why Should I Have A Premarital Agreement?
Contrary to what many people believe, a premarital agreement is not evidence of a lack of trust or a willingness to quit if marriage becomes too hard. In fact, a premarital agreement can be extremely helpful in many situations. Premarital agreements allow engaged persons who already have children from previous marriages or relationships to make arrangements for those children in the event of the parent’s death. Additionally, if one or both of you owns significant assets, you can protect your ownership of those assets in your premarital agreement. Premarital agreements also provide an opportunity to discuss the organization of your rights and responsibilities before the marriage. Having this discussion before conflict arises may save you time and money, and help avoid contentious divorce litigation.
Know Your Rights And Protect Them Too
Premarital agreements go by many names. People often refer to them as antenuptial agreements, prenuptial agreements and even prenups. Regardless of the term you use, talking to an experienced family law lawyer about your needs can be critical to your future. Contact attorney Martha New Milam at Milam & Idol PLLC by calling 919-805-3678 or by completing the online form to schedule an initial consultation.