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Why Hiring a Prenup Attorney is Essential: Benefits and Professional Insights

Updated: Dec 15, 2023

As a family law attorney, I cannot stress enough the importance of having an attorney help draft your prenuptial agreement. A prenup determines financial matters in the event of divorce or death of a spouse, and having it done properly is absolutely critical. Here's why you should hire a prenup attorney:

It protects your interests. A prenup attorney will ensure the agreement is drafted to protect your individual assets and interests in the marriage. Too often I've seen homemade prenups that are missing key provisions or use vague language that can be contested later. You need an objective attorney looking out for you.

It likely saves you money in the long run. Paying an attorney on the front end to draft a solid prenup is far less expensive than fighting over assets during a divorce without one. I've seen divorce cases drag on for years because no prenup was in place. Don't let that happen to you.

It allows you to negotiate fairly. By each spouse having their own attorney, you can negotiate the terms of the prenup in a fair manner. Your attorney will advise you and make sure you are protected. Trying to create a prenup together without representation often leads to resentment.

It helps ensure enforceability. There are certain requirements prenups must meet in order to be upheld in court. An experienced attorney will know these provisions and make sure yours is bulletproof. A judge is far more likely to enforce a well-drafted prenup.

The peace of mind is worth it. Knowing you have a solid prenup in place before the wedding will give you assurance that your assets are protected no matter what happens down the road. You'll avoid ugly battles if divorce ever does occur.

Don't take chances with your financial future. If you're in Massachusetts, contact me to get started. Protecting what's yours is worth the investment. With an attorney-drafted prenup in place, you can rest easy knowing your interests are secured.

Disclaimer: The content provided in this blog is for informational and educational purposes only. It should not be construed as legal advice and readers should not act upon any information provided without seeking professional legal counsel. The author does not guarantee the completeness or accuracy of the information provided. This blog is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship between the author and the reader.

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