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Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial Agreement ElizabethtownMany couples choose to hire a Elizabethtown and Bladen County lawyer to prepare a prenuptial agreement before their marriage. This legal agreement lists the rights and responsibilities of each spouse should the marriage end in divorce or even in the event of death of a spouse. The “pre-nupt” can include guidelines on how to handle personal property, personal debt, assets and other items or conditions that may be unique to the individual or couple. It must be fair to each fiancé as both parties must sign it in order for it to be valid.

The ”pre-nupt” can be prepared ahead of time, but both parties must meet with the lawyer 30 days before the marriage to ensure no coercion has taken place and that the couple still agrees upon the terms. The agreement is valid once the couple has officially married. It is best to hire a lawyer you trust to prepare the “pre-nupt” as it is a legally binding agreement that can only be amended or revoked with the signature of both parties.

For more information on prenuptial agreements in Elizabethtown and Bladen County, contact us today or call (910) 862-1499.